Wednesday, April 26, 2006

THROUGH 1530Z APRIL 26, 2006.

Michigan/Wisconsin/Minnesota/North Dakota/Canada-Manitoba Province:

Early morning GOES-West visible imagery shows an elongated narrow axis
of thin haze which extends from Manitoba Province of south central
Canada southeastward across northeastern North Dakota, northern and
central Minnesota, northern Wisconsin, and both the Upper Peninsula of
Michigan as well as the northern portion of lower Michigan. Surface
analysis shows convergent flow across this region which seems to be
helping to concentrate pollutants. Yesterday's fire analysis showed a
large number of fires, which were believed to be primarily agricultural
burns, present over the region. Based on this it is possible that some
of the haze present on visible satellite imagery may contain some very
thin remnant smoke from the numerous fires yesterday.

Mexico/Central America/Gulf of Mexico:
An area of haze observed on visible imagery extending from southeastern
Mexico/Central America northward over the Bay of Campeche and into the
west central Gulf of Mexico likely contains residual smoke from the
large number of fires burning across Mexico and Central America. The
possible area of smoke is relatively thin in appearance but becomes a
bit thicker in the Bay of Campeche closer to the fires.



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.