Wednesday, July 5, 2006

THROUGH 0200Z July 6, 2006.

Southeastern U.S:
A large area of thin smoke from the residual of fires from the past
several days are continuing to move northeast to the Atalantic Ocean
from eastern North Carolina. There is one fire in Florida in southern
Lafayette county producing moderately dense plume of smoke, which is
moving mainly west to the Gulf Mexico. A fire in Georgia in Jeff Davis
county is producing a thin plume of smoke moving northwest.

Western U.S California:
Small fires in southern Inyo and along the west slope of the Sierras on
the Tulare/Fresno county border are producing small areas of smoke. The
smoke is mainly moving northeast.

Central/Eastern U.S and West/Central Canada:
The massive wildfires across northern British Columbia, Alberta,
Saskatchewan and Manitoba continue to produce moderately dense to
locally very dense areas of smoke that cover nearly all four provinces.
The enormous area of smoke has also moved southeast into the U.S. with the
most dense portions affecting the northern and central Plains, including
the Dakotas, Minnesota, and western Iowa. The smoke becomes a little
thinner further south and east as it extends as far south as northern
Arkansas and east through the Ohio Valley into northwest Pennsylvania.



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.