Friday, October 28, 2005

THROUGH 0100Z October 29, 2005

Southern Plains/Lower and Middle Mississippi Valley/Southeast US:
A very large cluster of fires stretch across southeastern Missouri,
eastern/central Arkansas and northwestern Mississippi (37N/33N and
93W/90W) emitting numerous thin smoke plumes moving mostly southward.
The shear volume of emitting fires has formed a moderate area of smoke
across this region.  Cloud cover yesterday blocked the full view of smoke.
Numerous fires across south central/eastern Louisiana (30.5N/29.0N and
92.0W/90.5W) are producing moderate smoke plumes moving south southeast
across the state towards/into the Gulf of Mexico.  Their are small number
of fires across Alabama and western Georgia generating thin smoke plumes
moving south southwest across these states. A large fire in Chambers
county in southeastern Texas is emitting a thick smoke plume moving
southwest across Harris, Galveston and Brazoria counties.  A majority
of the fires mentioned above are agricultural or prescribed burns.

Southern Ontario:
A small group of fires north of Lake Superior and Huron between 50.5N/47N
and 90.5W/79.5W are emitting moderate areas of smoke moving east to
northeast.  The rest of eastern Canada remains quiet.

Western US and Canada:
The number of fires and associated smoke has decreased due to the
extensive cloud cover across the region.


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.