Friday, April 28, 2006

THROUGH 1600Z APRIL 28, 2006.

Mexico/Gulf of Mexico:
A thin to moderately dense smoke cloud covers the Bay of Campeche and
the southwest quarter of the Gulf of Mexico.  This is due to ongoing
numerous fires over the Yucatan Peninsula and southern Mexico from the
past several days.  The thickest portion of the smoke seems to be coming
off the Yucatan Peninsula from near 21N 90W and extends north into the
Gulf of Mexico to near 25N 90W.

Southwest Mexico/East Pacific:
A thin cloud of smoke is in the east Pacific extending about 550 KM off
the coast of southwest Mexico from near 17N 100W to 16N 105W.

A fire located in Dixie county, near Cross City, is producing a narrow
plume of moderately dense to locally dense smoke extending nearly 50 KM
and is moving southwest out into the Gulf of Mexico.

Southern Ontario:
There is a leftover area of thin smoke from numerous fires in southwest
Ontario and southeast Manatoba that extends from the southern portion
of James Bay down to the northern shore of Lake Huron and is drifting
in an eastward direction.

Northern Montana/Saskatchewan:
An indeterminate area of thin density aerosol is seen over western
Saskatchewan and northcentral Montana.  This area stretches a distance
of 700 KM from westcentral Saskatchewan into northcentral Montana with a
width of about 80 KM and drifting in an eastward direction.  It is not
clear what the source of the aersol is, however it is possible that it
is a remnant of massive Asian dust storms.



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.