Tuesday, June 13, 2006

THROUGH 0200Z June 14, 2006.

Four Corners Region/Rocky Mountains:
Several large fires over the area were producing areas with extensive
smoke cover this evening.  The densest and most prominent smoke
plume was associated with a wildfire over western Moffat county
in northwest Colorado.  The smoke plume extended nearly 150 miles
northeast into central portions of Wyoming where it then turned to a
more northwesterly direction heading into northwest Wyoming and extreme
south central Montana.  Over eastern Wyoming another wildfire was located
over northern Platte county with a moderately dense smoke plume fanning
out in an east/west direction from Niobrara county to Dawes county in
northwest Nebraska.  Other wildfires located over extreme southwest
San Juan county in Utah and along the southern Coconino/Navajo county
border were producing moderate to at times dense smoke plumes that were
drifing northeast.

Southern California:
A fire over northwest San Diego county was producing a narrow and
moderately dense smoke plume that was drifing northeast towards the  San
Bernardino National Forest.

Saskatchewan, Canada:
A large wild fire about 70 miles south of Lake Athabasca was producing
a large and dense smoke plume that was fanning out between a north and
easterly direction.  The densest portion of the smoke plume was generally
heading east and extended about 100 miles from it's point 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.