Friday, June 16, 2006

THROUGH 0015Z June 17, 2006.

United States:
SE Missouri/S Illinois:
Numerous agricultural fires in the lowlands of the Mississippi River
Basin in SE MO have produced moderately dense smoke (though thinner than
yesterday) that is moving NNW to N and is covering most of SE MO and S
IL west of 89W.

New Mexico/Arizona:
Moderately dense smoke from Beaverhead fire in Arizona and the Wilson,
Martinez II, Brushy, Skates and Cement fires in NM is covering much of
the Gila Nat'l Forest of the Mongollon Mts in S/SW/W Catron county and
N Grant county North of US180.  With slower winds from the exit of the
main cyclone (now over OK panhandle) the fires have calmed down with
lower level smoke that has mainly been filling the valleys and just
over ridgelines.

The Indian fire in the Kaibab National Forest just S of Jacob Lake (or N
of Grand Canyon National Park along SR67) has been producing moderately
dense smoke that is moving SSE but is currently moving ESE as wind has
shifted at the source.  The smoke is bounded by US89 to the east.

Nova Scotia/Atlantic Maritime:
A thin area of smoke from fires near Lake Athabasca from earlier this
week has drifted across NS into the Atlantic under the influence of the
passing cyclone that once was TS Alberto.  The smoke is currently caught
in slower winds to the SE of NS N of 41N and east of 60W.  A thin wisp
of smoke is moving south on the western edge of the smoke
shore of Cape Cod...otherwise the main area is moving due East.

Most of the northern woodlands of Quebec have smoke from more than 10
major fires that have burned a tremendous amount of acreage today. Most
of the fires are between 49N and 55N and from James Bay to 74W and are
currently covered by high level clouds that have been developing ahead
of a southward moving cold front and in advance of a weak shortwave
across N Ontario.  The smoke from the fire has also begun to be covered
by the clouds...though some can be seen bracketed by N53W75 - N50W72.7 -
N51.4W65.3 - N54.2W66.6 and is very dense from the very active burning.

Northern Territories:
An area of thin smoke from fires in Alaska is moving SE from Great Bear
Lake to the NE tip of Great Slave Lake to Hudson Bay near 60N and is
about 175km wide (N to S)...and is relatively high in the atmosphere
being transported by stronger arctic jet winds.



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.