Friday, July 21, 2006

THROUGH 0200Z July 22, 2006.

Many fires in the mountain ranges on the Alaskan/Yukon Territory border
are producing dense to very dense plumes of smoke that are all combining
to form a massive area of smoke that is reaching as far north as the
Mackenzie Bay.  There are several wildfires throughout the Franklin
Mountains in the Northwest Territories that are producing dense smoke.
The largest fire is found just west of Great Bear Lake and is producing
very dense smoke that is moving to the northeast across the lake and
reaching as far as the Coronation Gulf/Victoria Island.

Southeast of Lake Athabasca in northwest Saskatchewan there are several
wildfires that are producing moderately dense plumes of smoke that are
moving to the east.

The wildfire in southwest Ontario continues to burn today producing a
very dense plume of that is fanning out to the southeast.  This smoke is
reaching as far east as the eastern edge of Lake Superior and is moving
as far south as Minnesota and northern Wisconsin.  The fires along the
Ontario/Minnesota border are also producing moderately dense plumes of
smoke that are moving south and combining with the smoke from the fire
in southwest Ontario.

A fire in Granite county of western Montana is producing a moderately
dense plume of smoke that is fanning out to the northwest.

Several fires in northern and central Idaho are producing smoke ranging
from moderately dense to very dense and moving to the southeast into
Wyoming. The wildfires in and around Park county of northwest Wyoming
are also producing massive amounts of very dense smoke that are moving
southeast across the entire state and into northeast Colorado, southwest
Nebraska, and northwest Kansas.



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.