Tuesday, June 27, 2006

THROUGH 0015Z June 28, 2006.

Northern Plains, Upper Midwest:
Moderately dense smoke covers virtually all of the Northern Plains and
Upper Midwest and was moving southeast into Nebraska and Iowa.  This area
of smoke was the result of multitudinous fires in northeastern Alberta,
northern Saskatchewan and northern Manitoba.

Great Basin/Southwest/Southern Plains:
Several large wildfires in northern Arizona, southern Utah, northern
California and northern Nevada generated an extensive ribbon of smoke
that stretched from the Utah-California-Oregon border southeastward
across all of Nevada, the northern two-thirds of Arizona, south central
New Mexico and central Texas to the Louisiana border.

British Columbia:
A fire along the Pacific Coast near the Alaska border resulted in a small
smoke plume that extended to the southeast while another blaze in south
central British Columbia generated a plume that extended approximately
75 km to the northeast.

Smoke was moving east from a fire in Carson County, Montana and south
southeast from a blaze in Washakie County, Wyoming.


A fire in St. Tammany County produced a plume of smoke that extended
east into Mississippi.


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.