Monday, June 26, 2006

THROUGH 0100Z June 27, 2006.

Arizona, Utah, Nevada, and New Mexico:
The large wildfire in the Kaibab National Forest of northern Coconino
county generated a dense plume of smoke that was moving south then
southwest into California before being obscured by cloud.  Smoke moving
south through northern Apache County, AZ, was the result of a fire in
San Juan County, UT.  Large fires in Washington County Utah produced
moderately dense smoke plumes moving south and southwest into Mohave
County AZ and Clark County NV.  Smoke from large fires in Elko County
NV was obscured by clouds.

Smoke was moving south southwest from a blaze in Campbell County.

British Columbia:
A fire along the Pacific Coast in southwest British Columbia generated
a plume that moved to the southeast.

There are numerous fires around Lake Athabasca and Reindeer Lake and they
are producing a moderately dense to locally very dense area of smoke. The
smoke is moving south across the whole of Saskatchewan and also covers
sourthern Manitoba, North Dakota and northwest Minnesota. Numerous new
fires in northern Manitoba north of Lake Winnipeg and east of Reindeer
Lake are producing very dense plumes of smoke, which are moving sourtheast
to northern Lake Winnipeg.

There is thin smoke in Quebec from previous day's fires on Lake Athabasca
and Reindeer Lake, which is moving east across east central Quebec and
into Labrador. Two big fires in western Quebec are producing locally
dense plumes of smoke, wich are moving northeast. There is also a fire
producing moderately dense smoke moving north in central Quebec near
Chibougamau. A fire in eastern Quebec north of Sept Iles is producing
a narrow plume of dense smoke that is moving to the east.



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.