Thursday, June 15, 2006

THROUGH 1915Z June 15, 2006.

A very hot fire with moderately dense smoke is located SW of Greenwood
in Caddo Parish. The smoke is moving NW and is mixing out through a
developing field of fair weather cumulus.

SE Missouri:
Multiple agricultural burns in the low flat lands of the SE Missouri
have been producing short duration puffs of moderate to thin smoke.
The puffs are moving quickly NW and dissipating no more than 40km from
their sources.

Arizona/New Mexico:
A thin area of remnant smoke from a fire in Northern Baja California
was seen in early morning G-10 imagery over central AZ.  The area was
moving NE into the Four Corners area before it was too difficult to see.
A few fires in Catron county in western NM were producing thin smoke that
was relegated to low altitudes in the valleys but was moving northeastward
through the valleys based on valley winds.

Upper Great Lakes:
A thin area of smoke from prior burning in Canada and Alaska over the
last week was pulled south into the US over N WI and the SW portions
of the Upper Peninsula of MI also covering portions of Lk Superior and
C Lk Michigan.  The smoke was moving SE under influence of the eastern
side of an amplified ridge over the Central US.

S Quebec:
Thin to moderately dense smoke could be seen across the Upper St. Lawrence
Seaway NE of New Brunswick and N of ME.  The smoke was moving S under
influence of a weak short wave trof moving along the NW side of the main
trof from former TS Alberto.

N Ontario:
A thin area of smoke could be seen moving due east along the
Ontario/Hudson Bay shoreline.

N Saskatchewan:
A large area of dense smoke can be seen in the middle levels of the
atmosphere below high level cirrus.  The smoke is from a large fire
burning south of Lk Athabasca.  The smoke appears tobe directly under the
High Pressure as the entire plume appears to be rotating anticyclonicly
with a narrow extension N of the fire turning from N to NE.

Northwest Territories:
An area of thin smoke from fires in Alaska from earlier emissions this
week cover a 5 degree (North to South) wide swath across the entire length
of the NW territories. The center line of the E-W plume is oriented just
north of the Great Slave Lake.



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.