Sunday, June 25, 2006

THROUGH 1600Z June 25, 2006.

South central Canada and north central U.S.:
The numerous and persistent fires near (and just south of) Lake Athabasca
in northern Saskatchewan and northeastern Alberta continue to produce a
very large area of moderate to thick smoke.  The smoke moves toward the
east southeast and then moves southward. Currently the densest smoke is
in northern Saskatchewan, almost all of Manitoba, North Dakota, western
Minnesota, South Dakota, eastern Nebraska, and western Iowa.

Arizona, Utah, Nevada, and New Mexico:
Fires near the Arizona-Utah border are producing moderate smoke that
remains mostly confined within 50 miles of that border.  The brightest
fire is one of the two fires in Washington County, Utah, and it is
producing moderate smoke that goes mostly southward into Arizona but some
of its smoke might also be moving westward into nearby areas of Nevada.
A fire near the border of Sandoval and Rio Arriba Counties in New Mexico
is producing a moderate smoke plume that extends toward the north.


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.