Thursday, June 29, 2006

THROUGH 0100Z June 30, 2006.

Smoke was moving east from a fire in northern Clark County, Nevada.
Extensive cloud cover over Utah made it difficult to discern the extent of
a dense smoke plume extending northeast from a fire in Washington County.

Southeast/Lower Mississippi Valley:
A smoke plume has persisted for over 12 hours, extending to the Gulf of
Mexico, from a fire in Escambia County, Alabama.  A finger of smoke...the
result of fires burning in Arizona, Utah and Nevada...stretched from
offshore of the Carolinas southwestward across the Florida Panhandle
and west along the Gulf Coast to Louisiana.

Canada and North Central U.S.:
Numerous fires in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and
Manitoba have produced a massive pall of smoke that extended southeast
across Ontario, the northern Plains, the Upper and Mid Mississippi
Valleys, the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys and the Great Lakes.


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.