Wednesday, June 28, 2006

THROUGH 0200Z June 29, 2006.

Northern/Central US:
The large area of moderately dense smoke continues to push southeast
from the numerous wildfires in northern and central Saskatchewan,
northeastern Alberta, and northwestern Manitoba Provinces.  The smoke
covers the Northern Plains, Upper Mississippi Valley, Great Lakes region
and stretches down through northern Missouri, southern Illinois and
Indiana, and as far east as Ohio.

Western/Southern/Eastern US:
An extremely long swath of thin to moderately dense smoke stretches all
the way from Idaho/Montana southward through Texas, then eastward along
the entire Gulf Coast region. The band of smoke then turns northeastward
across Georgia and the Carolinas to Virginia and also just offshore over
the Atlantic ocean. The northern portion of the smoke over Idaho/Montana
has been moving northeastward and eastward while the smoke across the
southern US is generally moving eastward, except northeastward along the
Southeast Atlantic states and the Middle Atlantic region.  This smoke is
the result of the large number of wildfires spread throughout the West and
Southwest over the last week. The largest concentrations of fires have
mainly been observed across Arizona, Nevada and Utah.  A significant
amount of cloudiness across the western US is present this afternoon
and evening which is likely hindering additional fire and smoke detection.

British Columbia:
A fire which broke out late in the evening on the northwest portion of
Vancouver Island is producing moderately dense to dense smoke that is
moving south off the coast into the Pacific Ocean.

A fire on the border of Washington County, Utah and Lincoln County,
Nevada is producing a moderately dense plume of smoke that is heading
north and spreading into both counties.

In San Diego county of southern California a fire is producing a narrow,
yet moderately dense plume of smoke that is moving southeast into the
central portion of the county.



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.