Sunday, June 4, 2006

THROUGH 1600Z June 04, 2006.

Thin smoke originating from fires in Russia is visible over portions of
the Gulf of Alaska roughly along 55N between 145-160W. Clouds over the
eastern Gulf and the British Columbia coast preclude smoke detection in
this area. An area of thin smoke is seen over northeast British Columbia
between 50-52N extending eastward across Alberta and into northern
Saskatchewan where the smoke curls to the northeast and reaches the
eastern part of Lake Athabasca and Reindeer lake.

A large fire in the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge northeast of
Marshall and south of Norton Sound is producing a moderately dense smoke
plume that extends to the southwest and into Kuskokwim Bay.

Great Lakes/Ohio Valley:
An area of thin smoke from the Russian fires extends in an arc from
eastern Wisconsin across northeast Illinois into central Indiana and
along the Ohio river in southern Ohio reaching into western West Virginia.



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.