Tuesday, November 02, 2005

THROUGH 0100Z November 03, 2005

Middle Atlantic:
Scattered fires have resulted in isolated smoke plumes moving towards
the south.  Notable among these were fires in Dinwiddie County, Virginia
and along the Wake-Chatham county border of North Carolina.

Lower Mississippi Valley:
Dense coverage of mainly agricultural fires have resulted in localized
smoke plumes that were moving towards the north except in southern
Louisiana where the smoke was moving towards the south.

Pacific Northwest:
Good coverage of fires in western Oregon resulted in a broad area of
smoke that was moving towards the east.  Area of smoke may be larger
but detection was hindered by extensive cloud cover.

A small but concentrated area of fires in the northern Sacramento Valley
resulted in a broad area of smoke moving towards the northeast.

Smoke was moving towards the northeast from several blazes in central
Arizona, including one in the Kaibab National Forest.


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.