Sunday, July 17, 2005

THRU 0100Z JULY 18, 2005

Alaska/Northwestern Canada:
Fires burning in Yukon and Northwest Territories are producing an
area of thick smoke that stretches from the Territories south to the
Alberta border.  An area of thin smoke stretches from southern Northwest
Territories into northern/central Saskatchewan.  Considerable cloudiness
across most of Alaska and Northwestern Canada is making it difficult to
see any further smoke in GOES 10 imagery.

A large area of thick smoke stretching from eastern Ontario is moving
across Quebec then eastward into southern Labrador, Nova Scotia,
Newfoundland, New Brunswick and northern Maine.  The source of this smoke
is from the numerous fires in Quebec and eastern Ontario.  The majority
of these fires are in Quebec.

Upper Midwest/Northern Ohio Valley/Great Lakes:
An area of thin smoke has slowly moved eastward from the Central/Northern
Plains over the last couple of days.  The smoke now covers northern
Missouri, Iowa, eastern Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan,
northern Ohio and then northward into southern Ontario.


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.