Wednesday, June 14, 2006

THROUGH 1800Z June 14, 2006.

Montana/South Dakota:
An area of moderately dense smoke was observed over portions of southeast
Montana and into extreme northwest South Dakota.  The smoke appeared
to originate from numerous wildfires yesterday from the Rocky Mountain
front range and into the Four-Corners region.

Middle Mississippi Valley:
An area of moderately dense smoke from fire activity over the last
several days in the Rocky Mountain Front Range and Four-Corners region
was seen moving southeast this morning along the Mississippi River.
Smoke was observed to cover southeast Iowa, most of the eastern half of
Missouri and the western half of Illinois.

Saskatchewan, Canada:
A large area of moderately to at times locally dense smoke was observed
over northern Saskatchewan near Lake Athabasca and over the southeast
portions of the Northwest Territories.  The smoke appeared to originate
from a large wildfire south of Lake Athabasca last night.



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.