Friday, July 22, 2005

THRU 1830Z JULY 22, 2005

Central Canada:
Dense smoke can be seen across the northern half of Saskatchewan, SE
across Lake Winnipeg and across Lk. Nipigon in SW and across SC Ontario
between Lk. Superior and James Bay.

NW Canada:
An area of moderately dense smoke can be seen between the high cloud
cover in southern Northwest Territories from around Ft. Simpson to and
across the Great Slave Lake.

Alaska: East to west, most of Central Alaska is covered.
Smoke from the Boundary Creek fire is moving SE and is banked up against
the Wrangell Mtn range extending SE to NW from the Canada/Alaska boarder
to near Fairbanks.

Multiple fires across NC Alaska (south of the Brooks Range) have produced
a thin to moderately dense plume of smoke across most of the Yukon River
Valley from the Canada boarder to near Hughes or the western extent of
the Ray Mtns.

A very dense plume of smoke from the fires 20mi south of Tanana, AK
is in a 40mi wide line W across to the Seward Peninsula into the far
eastern tip of Russia.

A strong anticyclone over the Central Rockies is slowly transporting
thin smoke from multiple fires across the SW.
Smoke from the Edge Complex fires in AZ to the W and NW into W and NW AZ.
Smoke from the Tank Fire in NW AZ has drifted away N across the E
one-quarter of NV and across W Utah.
Smoke from the White Knoll fire in C UT and the Pack Trail WFU fire in
NW CO has lead to a thin area of smoke that is nearly stationary over
NE UT and NW CO directly under the anticyclone.



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.