Thursday, November 03, 2005

THROUGH 0330Z November 04, 2005

At least 6 fires scattered across Coconino and Gila counties in
northwestern and central Arizona were producing very long narrow smoke
plumes, some of which stretched more than 100 miles to the northeast of
their source.

Remainder of the Western US:
Widespread cloudiness across a good portion of the area from northern
California northward to the Pacific Northwest, northern Rockies, and
southwestern Canada prevented much in the way of smoke detection this

Southern and Eastern Texas/Louisiana/Arkansas/Middle and Lower Mississippi
Scattered fires across the region were responsible for a few northward
moving smoke plumes. Over far southern Texas, just north of Brownsville,
a small cluster of fires may be causing a long and narrow  smoke
plume which was moving northward. It is also possible that this may
be blowing dust originating from a point close to these fires. A very
dense concentration of mainly agricultural fires continue to be detected
across the portion of the Mississippi Valley region including eastern
Arkansas and southeastern Missouri. Some localized smoke was noted from
a few of the fires, however cloudiness likely prevented the detection
of additional smoke in this area.

Southeast and Middle Atlantic:
A few smoke plumes were noted this afternoon and evening from fires
scattered across the Southeast and Middle Atlantic region. Movement
of the smoke plumes was generally to the north or northeast. Some of
the larger smoke plumes were seen with fires over eastern Alabama and
western Georgia as well as over southern and southeastern Virginia.



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.