Friday, July 15, 2005

THRU 1500Z JULY 15, 2005

Northwestern Canada:
GOES-10 visible imagery showed a long plume of smoke stretching from
the fires between Great Bear Lake and Great Slave Lake in the Northern
Territories across extreme northeastern Alberta to northern Saskatchewan
and into central Manitoba then turning northeastward towards Hudson Bay.

Two significant areas of smoke exist.  The fire in the  Kenai Peninsula
has generated smoke across the western side of the peninsula south across
Cook Inlet, Afognak Island, and the Gulf of Alaska and west beyond Lake
Iliamna.  The second area of smoke extends from the Denali NP westward
though not as far as the Norton Sound.

Southeastern Canada:
Smoke can be seen moving anticyclonically from  southeastern Ontario
across southern Quebec into James Bay.  The smoke was thickest between
Lac Parent and Lac St.-Jean in southern Quebec.

Great Lakes and New England:
Smoke stretches from Michigan eastward across New York, Massachusetts,
southern Vermont and southern New Hampshire.


Unless otherwise indicated:
  • Areas of smoke are analyzed using GOES-EAST and GOES-WEST Visible satellite imagery.
  • Only a general description of areas of smoke or significant smoke plumes will be analyzed.
  • A quantitative assessment of the density/amount of particulate or the vertical distribution is not included.
  • Widespread cloudiness may prevent the detection of smoke even from significant fires.