Tuesday, July 4, 2006

THROUGH 1600Z July 4, 2006.

Northern/Central US/Canada:
The large number of wildfires burning in western/central Canada continue
to produce enormous amounts of smoke across central/eastern British
Columbia, all of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and most of
Quebec. The smoke reaches as far north as southeast Yukon Territory,
southern Northwest Territory and eastward across all of the Hudson
Bay and southern Nunavut and Baffin Island.  Southward, the smoke
reaches across the northern/central Central Plains, the upper and
central Mississippi Valley and east into the Upper Great Lakes region.
The most dense portions of smoke can be found in central/eastern British
Columbia and northern/central Alberta, most of Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
The particular U.S. state affected are eastern Montana and Wyoming,
all of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin,
northeast Colorado, northern Kansas, Missouri and Illinois.  Smoke should
continue to move northeast across British Columbia and then southeast
across Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and U.S.  Smoke will begin to
reach the states of Oklahoma, most of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana,
and Ohio over the next few hours.

J Kibler


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.