Sunday, June 25, 2006

THROUGH 0232Z June 26, 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 dense smoke that is generally drifting
towards the southeast.  The smoke plume covers most of northern
Saskatchewan, Manitoba, the western third of Ontario and Hudson Bay.
The plume also covered a good portion of the north central United States
from North Dakota/Minnesota south to Kansas and Missouri.

Arizona, Utah, Nevada, and New Mexico:
The large wildfire near the Kaibab National Forest of northern Coconino
county continues to burn this evening.  Widespread cloud cover over the
southern two-thirds of Arizona has prevented a detailed smoke analysis
this evening but satellite does suggest that a moderately dense smoke
plume covers most of northwest Arizona.  Several large wildfires
have developed/intensified this evening over Washington county in
southwest Utah.  A fire near Zion National Park was producing a very
dense smoke plume that was drifting south into northwest Arizona while
a second fire near Gunlock State Park was producing a less well defined
but still noteworthy smoke plume that was also drifting south into
northwest Arizona.  Further to the east in northern New Mexico, a wild
fire continues to burn near the Rio Arriba and Sandoval county border.
A smoke plume was evident with this fire earlier today but widespread
cloud cover this evening made detection of smoke difficult.



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.