Saturday, June 23, 2006

THROUGH 0235Z June 24, 2006.

A fire in Broward county in southern Florida is producing a light plume
of smoke that is moving directly south.

Two fires were seen in visible imagery late in the evening in southern
Colorado.  They are both producing moderately dense to dense plumes of
smoke that are moving south to southeast reaching the northern border of
New Mexico. Smoke possibly affecting the southern portion of the Pueblo
Metropolitan area.
A fire on the northern border of Utah and Colorado is producing moderately
dense plume of smoke that is moving southeast into Colorado.

The wildfire in northern Coconino county continues to produce a very dense
plume of smoke that is spreading out mainly east and west of the fire.
Hotspots for the fire that has been burning in central Arizona were
visible today, but due to cloud cover no smoke could be detected.

New Mexico:
The wildfire in southern Catron county is still producing a dense plume
of smoke that was moving in all direction from the fire early in the day,
but now seems to be moving directly southwest.

The wildfire near Fairbanks was visible again today and is producing a
dense to very dense plume of smoke that was moving east before visibility
was lost due to clouds.

The wildfires surrounding Lake Athabasca in northern Saskatchewan continue
to produce massive amounts of dense smoke that are moving across most
of Saskatchewan in a southeast direction.  A large portion of this smoke
is coming from a wildfire on the east-central border of Saskatchewan.



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.