Tuesday, July 4, 2006

THROUGH 0100Z July 5, 2006.

North central U.S and most of Canada:
The very numerous and bright fires in British Columbia, Alberta and
Saskatchewan are continuing to produce a huge area of moderate to dense
smoke covering the eastern two thirds of British Colombia, and almost
all of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.  Less dense smoke extends
into Ontario, Quebec, the Hudson Bay, northeastern Montana, all of
North Dakota, northern South Dakota, all of Minnesota and possibly Iowa
and Michigan.

Mid Atlantic to Tennessee Valley:
A mixture of light smoke and haze seen this afternoon in this area
seems to have diminished before nightfall.  The smoke is believed to
be  "leftover" smoke originally coming from the fires in western and
central Canada.


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.