Saturday, June 17, 2006

THROUGH 0130Z June 18, 2006.

New Mexico/Arizona:
Moderately dense smoke from the Wilson, Martinez, Brushy and Skates fires
is moving south across southwestern New Mexico through the counties of
Catron and Grant.  Some of the smoke is reaching Interstate 10 and thinner
smoke may be reaching the Mexico border.  A fire in central Colfax county
is emitting moderately dense smoke moving southeast across Hardin and
Union counties.  The smoke is moving across Interstate 25.
In Arizona, moderately dense smoke is being produced by the Indian
wildfire located in Coconino county.  Smoke is moving south across
the county.

Baja California:
Numerous large fires in northern Baja California are producing areas of
moderately dense to thick smoke.  Areal coverage of the smoke has grown
during the day and is moving west towards the Pacific.  The smoke from
the northern most fire is moving south southeast.

Western/Central Canada:
A thin line of smoke is stretching from the western Northwest Territories
southeast to northern Saskatchewan and Alberta.  The source of the
southern edge smoke is coming from the numerous fires burning near and
around Lake Athabasca in northwest Saskatchewan and northeast Alberta.
The northern edge smoke source cannot be confirmed.

Eastern Canada:
An area of thin smoke stretches from eastern Quebec southward to northern
Maine.  The source of this smoke is from the numerous fires burning in
western Quebec just east of James Bay.  The smoke has continued to move
eastward throughout the day.

J Kibler


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.