Thursday, June 22, 2006

THROUGH 0130Z June 23, 2006.

Southwestern US:

A fire in Arizona's Kaibab National Forest was producing a very dense
plume of smoke that extended 90 km to the east and south.  The Sedona
fire was generating a thin smoke plume that also extended 90 km to the
southwest. Cloud cover was making it difficult to discern smoke from
a large blaze in southern Catron County, New Mexico, but a smokey haze
was present on either side of the Arizona-New Mexico border.


A narrow moderately dense smoke plume extended to the Pacific Ocean 85
km to the southwest of a fire in Santa Barbara County, CA. Blowing dust
was moving west across southwest San Bernardino and the western third
of Riverside counties.


Fires in Linn, Lane and Grant counties resulted in smoke plumes that
moved generally towards the east.


A blaze in Palm Beach County produced a smoke plume that extended to the
southwest into Hendry County while another in Highlands County resulted
in a plume that extended towards the west and northwest across Hardee
County into eastern Manatee and Hillsborough counties.


A ribbon of residual smoke from fires in Arizona and Colorado stretched
from northeast Iowa southwestward into extreme northwest Missouri.


Smoke extended to the east of a fire in Garfield County.


Numerous large fires around Lake Athabasca in northern Saskatchewan
and notheast Alberta are producing a large area of moderately dense
to locally very dense smoke near the source of the fires. The smoke
extends from around Great Slave Lake in the southern Northwest Territory
southeastward across northeast Alberta, much of northern Saskatchewan
and into southwest Manitoba near Lake Winnipeg. The smoke reaches to
the US border in northwest Minnesota.



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.