Monday, June 12, 2006

THROUGH 1630Z June 12, 2006.

Lower Mississippi Valley/Texas:
Scattered fires over eastern Texas and western Louisiana were producing
local areas of mainly thin smoke.

Southwest US:
Several fires over northern Arizona and western New Mexico have been
active through the night and are still producing smoke plumes this
morning. In western New Mexico fires in Grant and Catron counties were
producing moderately dense plumes of smoke that are moving mainly to
the northwest. In Arizona there are several fires in Coconino county
that are producing thin to locally moderately dense smoke plumes that
are generally moving to the north. A broad area of thin smoke from the
fires last evening extended from northwest Utah toward the southeast
across the four corenrs area and into central New Mexico.

The wildfire near Fairbanks is still producing a moderately dense smoke
plume within about 125 km of Fairbanks...mainly to the east of the city. A
thick layer of clouds further east and north obscure any smoke that may
be present there.

An area of mainly thin smoke was seen over extreme southeast Yukon
Territory, southwest Northwest Territory west of Great Slave Lake and
extreme northeast British Columbia. The smoke is moderately dense near the
convergence of all three provinces. A few fires over northeast Alberta
and northwest Saskatchewan were producing active moderately dense smoke
plumes south and west of Lake Athabasca.



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.