Monday, July 24, 2006

THROUGH 1600Z July 24, 2006.

Alaska/Yukon Territory:
Several fires in central western Yukon Province, Canada and Fairbanks
are producing very dense plumes of smoke that are mainly moving to
the north. The smoke produced by these fires is connected together and
becomes a east-west belt. A thin smoke from the residues of the fire in
Fairbanks North can be seen in the whole northwestern Alaska area.

British Columbia, Alberta and Northwest Territory:
A very dense plume of smoke just south of Great Slave Lake appears in
this morning's satellite imagery. It's moving southeast into Alberta
and British Columbia Provinces of Canada.

Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Minnesota:
Fires east of Lake Athabasca are still producing moderately dense smoke
that is moving east. The residual smoke of yesterday night has moved
southeast across Manitoba-Minnesota boundary into Minnesota, US.



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.