Monday, June 19, 2006

THROUGH 1600Z June 19, 2006.

A wildfire near Sedona in Northern Arizona is continuing to produce
a moderately dense plume of smoke that is spreading northeast into
Coconino county.  An enormous fire in northern Coconino county, Arizona
is continuing to produce a dense plume of smoke that is moving northeast
into southern Utah. The smoke from this fire has spread overnight to the
northeast and now reaches into northeast Colorado and southeast Wyoming.

Fires in Grant and Catron counties of western New Mexico are continuing
to produce plumes of moderately dense smoke that are spreading within
60km of the the fires.  A fire on the county border of Mora and Colfax
counties of northeast New Mexico is continuing to produce a swirling
plume of moderately dense to dense smoke that is within about 80km of
the fire and mainly in Colfax of northeastern New Mexico.

A large area of residual light to moderately dense smoke from fires in
northeast New Mexico and west Texas was seen over much of eastern New
Mexico and western Texas panhandle.

Northern plains:
An area of thin smoke extended from southwest Manitoba across North
Dakota, eastern South Dakota and extreme western Minnesota. The smoke
was from persistent fires in northern Saskatchewan.

A cluster of fires surrounding Lake Athabasca in northern Saskatchewan
that have been burning for many days have produced several patches of
residual smoke that can be seen over areas of northern Saskatchewan and
northern Manitoba and parts of the Northwest Territory between Great
Bear Lake and Great Slave Lake. The areas reaches western Hudson Bay
and northeast Manitoba.



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.