Tuesday, June 13, 2006

THROUGH 1600Z June 13, 2006.

A few small fires in east Texas are producing small, mostly thin smoke
plumes that extend to the southwest less than 40 km.

Arizona, New Mexico, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah:
Several fires in this area last evening and overnight produced moderate
to thick smoke plumes that have generally lifted to the northeast. The
smoke was mainly detected over eastern Utah, central Wyoming, western
Colorado, central Arizona and north central New Mexico. The smoke has
thinned out from last evening but patches of moderately dense smoke are
still seen. At 14Z these patches were over Carbon and Emery counties in
Utah, Routt and Eagle counties in Colorado, Natrona and Converse counties
in Wyoming and Yavapai county in Arizona. A fire along the Utah/Arizona
border near extreme southwest San Juan county in Utah is still producing
a moderately dense smoke plume this morning that extends about 50 km to
the east.

The wildfire west southwest of Fairbanks has extensive cloud cover over
it and precludes smoke detection this morning.

A patch of moderately dense smoke from fire last evening is seen over
Lake Athabasca and along the Saskatchewan/Northern Territory border. An
area of very thin smoke is seen over southwest Northwest Territory and
extreme southeast Yukon Territory.

An small, thin smoke plume from a fire in northern Baja extends to the
northeast within 20 km of the source.



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.