Wednesday, June 28, 2006

THROUGH 1630Z June 28, 2006.

Central Canada/Northern Plains/Upper Midwest/Upper and Middle Mississippi
Valley/Upper Great Lakes/Ohio Valley:
A large area of moderately dense smoke is pushing southeast from
Saskatchewan/Manitoba/Ontario into north and south Dakota across
Minnesota/Iowa and into Wisconsin/Michigan and as far south as Illinois,
Indiana and northern Missouri.  The area of thickest smoke is  wrapping
up with an upper level low in eastern Wisconsin and western Michigan and
stretching from Manitoba across eastern North Dakota, western Michigan
into northern Iowa/Illinois and across Wisconsin/Michigan as mentioned

Great Basin/Southwest/Southern Plains/Lower Mississippi Valley/Southeast:
Several large wildfires in northern Arizona, southern Utah, northern
California and northern Nevada has generated an extensive plume of
smoke that stretches from the southern Idaho-northern Utah border
southeastward across northwest Arizona-southwest Colorado and most of New
Mexico, then eastward across central Texas-northern Louisiana-southern
Mississippi/Alabama and east northeast into Georgia and South Carolina.
The smoke is moderately dense through Texas and thins out across Louisiana
to Alabama and very thin across Georgia/South Carolina.



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.