Saturday, June 3, 2006

THROUGH 1600Z June 03, 2006.

Smoke originating from fires in Russia continues to be seen across
portions of Alaska and Canada. The smoke is thin and extends from the
northern Gulf of Alaska from southwest of Kodiak Island northeastward
across Kodiak Island, the Kenai peninsula and into the central Yukon
Territory and the northwestern Northwest Territory.

Great Lakes/Southeast Canada:
An area of thin smoke, likely from fires in eastern Russia, extends from
western Quebec east of James Bay, arcing to the west and southwest across
the southern tip of James Bay and then south over Lake Superior across
the central upper peninsula of Michigan along the length of Lake Michigan
and adjoining coastal areas of Michigan and Wisconsin and into northwest
Indiana. A separate plume of smoke was seen over northeast Minnesota from
Chisago to southern St Louis county. The source of the smoke is likely
either from a fire in Bayfield county in northern Wisconsin or Carlton
county in northeast Minnesota. Both of these fires were producing smoke
plumes at sunset last evening.



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.