Sunday, June 18, 2006

THROUGH 0215Z June 19, 2006.

A wildfire in central Arizona, on the border of Coconino and Yavapai
counties, is producing a dense plume of smoke that is spreading north
into Coconino county.  An enormous fire in northern Coconino county,
Arizona is producing a very dense plume of smoke that is moving northeast
into southern Utah.  The significantly dense smoke from that fire is
affecting the southern Utah counties of Garfield, Kane, and San Juan.

New Mexico:
Fires in Grant and Catron counties of western New Mexico are producing
plumes of moderately dense smoke that are spreading in northeast and
southwest directions away from the the fire.  Several fires in San Miguel,
Mora, and Colfax counties of northeast New Mexico are producing plumes
of moderately dense to dense smoke that are combining to cover most of
northeastern New Mexico.

A fire in Tom Green county of central Texas is producing a moderately
dense plume of smoke that is moving west and spreading.  A fire on
the border of Presidio and Brewster counties is producing a light
to moderately dense plume of smoke that is moving both northwest and
southeast away from the fire.

A cluster of fires surrounding Lake Athabasca of norther Saskatchewan are
producing a very dense area of smoke that seems to moving predominately
to the southeast, but cloud cover limits the visibility.



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.