Monday, June 5, 2006

THROUGH 1600Z June 05, 2006.

The large fire in the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge in SW Alaska
continues to produce a plume of dense smoke that drifted southward to
western Bethel County. An area of thin density smoke, a combination of
residual smoke from fires in Russia and the Yukon Delta, is seen covering
much of southwest Alaska from Norton Sound east to Denali and covering
the Kenai peninsula. This smoke also covers part of the northern Gulf
of Alaska.

Numerous fires across northern Saskatchewan are  producing plumes of
moderately dense to locally dense smoke that drifted mostly toward the
east. The fires are mostly south of Athabasca Lake and west of Reindeer
Lake. An isolated fire in southeast Quebec just north Sept. Iles on
the north side of the mouth of the St Lawrence river is producing a
moderately dense smoke plume that is drifting south and southeast over
the Ile d' Anticosti.

A fire in eastern St Mary parish is producing a thin smoke plume that
is now drifting to the southwest into the Gulf of Mexico. Residual smoke
from overnight had been drifting to the southeast and is now moving out
over the Gulf from St Mary to Plaquemines parishes.

A fire in north central Broward county is producing a thin plume of
smoke that extends to the east reaching the Atlantic coast.



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.