Monday, June 19, 2006

THROUGH 0215Z June 20, 2006.

A large fire on the Florida panhandle started producing a light plume of
smoke early this afternoon.  This fire has since grown into a rather large
fire that is producing a moderately dense to dense plume of smoke that
is moving south into the Gulf of Mexico and extending nearly 125 miles.
A fire in northwest Florida is producing a light plume of smoke that is
moving east.

A light to moderately dense large area of smoke from southwestern
wildfires has been continuously been moving east across Nebraska and

A fire in northeast Texas is producing a light narrow plume of smoke
that is moving to the northwest.
Smoke from a large fire in Arizona yesterday has been observed covering
the majority of the Texas pandhandle throughout the day.

Southwest US:
An enormous wildfire in northeast New Mexico started producing a very
dense plume of smoke late in the day that is moving northeast and
spreading through northern Texas and southeast Colorado.
Several fires along the Arizona and New Mexico central border are
producing dense plumes of smoke that have combined and are moving
northeast into central New Mexico.  These fires are located in Catron
and Grant counties.
The wildfire on the southern border of Coconino county of central
Arizona continues to burn today, producing a dense plume of smoke that
is extending northeast to the New Mexico border.
The enormous wildfire that was burning yesterday in northern Arizona
continues to burn and produce a very dense plume of smoke that is moving
northeast extending across Utah and into Colorado.

The cluster of fires surrounding Lake Athabasca in northern Saskatchewan
continue to produce vast amounts of dense smoke that are affecting
northeast Alberta, as well as moving southeast across Saskatchewan and
into central Manitoba.
Several fires in northern Manitoba are producing locally dense plumes
of smoke that are moving southeast.



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.