Wednesday, August 17, 2005

THRU 1600Z August 17, 2005

Alaska/Northwestern Canada:
Numerous fires across Alaska continue to produce an area of dense
smoke. This area of smoke extends across central/northern Alaska from the
Brooks Ranges southward to Denali Park and Preserve and from the Bering
Sea  eastward to the Wernecke Mountains in the Yukon Territory. A area of
thin smoke stretches across north central/eastern Yukon Territory into
west central Northwest Territories southward to northwestern British
Columbia.  An area of smoke in and around Great Slave Lake is becoming
diffuse and is difficult to see in GOES 10 imagery.

Ontario/Northern Great Lakes/Quebec:
A fire near Lake Nipigon is producing a thin area of smoke that is moving
into the northern Great Lakes region.  The smoke stretches from northwest
to southeast in direction and ranges from Lake Nipigon across most of
Lake Superior, northern Lake Huron and into southern Ontario/Quebec and
to the Adirondack Mountains in northwestern New York.

Upper Midwest/Ohio Valley
An area of thin smoke and haze stretches across most Iowa,
central/southern Wisconsin and eastward into Michigan.  The smoke has
moved southward into northeast Missouri, north/central Illinois/Indiana
and into Ohio.  This area of smoke can be seen in morning GOES-10 imagery,
but the source of the smoke cannot be confirmed.



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.