Wednesday, June 14, 2006

THROUGH 0232Z June 15, 2006.

Middle Mississippi Valley (Arkansas/Missouri):
Widespread fire activity over the region was producing numerous smoke
plumes that were drifting mostly west and southwest over Arkansas.
Over the boot heel of Missouri smoke plumes have congealed into a larger
composite smoke plume that was also drifting mostly west and southwest.
The plume was moderately to at times locally dense.

Four-Corners Region (Utah/Colorado/Arizona/New Mexico):
Local wildfires throughout the region were producing numerous smoke
plumes that were rapidly lifting northeast.  Cloud cover associated with
approaching frontal boundary has limited detection of smoke cover this
evening but still well defined smoke plumes were located with the point
source fire activity at the following locations:
	Custer county in Colorado
	Catron county in New Mexico
	Coconino and Navajo counties in Arizona
	Kane and San Juan counties in Utah

Saskatchewan, Canada:
A large area of mostly dense smoke was observed over northern Saskatchewan
near Lake Athabasca.  The smoke originated from a large wildfire 70 miles
south of Lake Athabasca and also from smaller but still noteworthy fire
activity along the southern shore 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.