Tuesday, October 4, 2005

THROUGH 0300Z October 5, 2005

The fire along the Somerset-Bedford County border continues to be visible
through satellite imagery. Today, it is producing a smoke plume which
extends approximately 75 miles to the north-northwest.

Central and South Central US:
Numerous agricultural burns concentrated primarily over southeastern
Missouri and northeastern Arkansas are responsible for an area of smoke
which has spread northwestward during the afternoon and evening. Other
fires scattered across the remainder of Arkansas, northern Louisiana,
and northeastern Texas are likely a combination of agricultural burns
and possible wildfires. A fairly widespread area of smoke was visible
early this evening moving westward, particularly over southern Arkansas.

Southwestern US:
The fire in the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge in Yuma County of
southwestern Arizona continues to burn, producing a small eastward moving
smoke plume. A relatively small batch of smoke from a couple of fires
over far northwestern Baja was moving northwestward this evening and
may be entering the western suburbs of San Diego, California. Satellite
imagery this afternoon and evening did indicate some remnant fire activity
from last week's large southern California fires which was emitting a
possible area of smoke that had spread from the LA-Ventura County line
to the southwest and offshore. Smoke from a fire on the northern side of
Lake Tahoe in Placer County, CA moved westward and into the Sacramento
Valley by sunset.


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.