Monday, July 3, 2006

THROUGH 0215Z July 4, 2006.

A fire on the border of Mariposa and Tuolumne counties of central
California is producing a moderately dense plume of smoke that is moving
north and is affecting several county due north.

Northern US/Western-Central Canada:
The massive amount of wildfires in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan
and Manitoba continue to produce prodigious amounts of smoke across all
of western and central Canada, as well as affecting the northern US.
The most dense portions of smoke can be found in central/eastern British
Columbia and northeast Alberta/northwest Saskatchewan.  The smoke is
moving in a eastward direction, with some moving south into the US,
mainly affecting North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan.

Central/Eastern US:
The smoke from the enormous amounts of Canadian wildfires has moved
its way down into the central and eastern parts of the United States.
The area of smoke ranges from as far west as Kansas/Nebraska, as far
south as the northern tip of Florida and all the way up the east coast
into central Maine.



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.