Wednesday, November 16, 2005

THROUGH 2330Z November 16, 2005

Dense smoke from a fire that continues to burn near Barts and West
Chevelton Crossing in SE Cononino county is expanding out in all
directions except SE.  The smoke extends 22km in the SW and NE directions
and 25km in the NW direction.
A fire along the Maricopa and Gila county line near Mt. Ord is producing
moderately dense to dense smoke that is extending 78km due W over Maricopa
county. Also a very thin wisp of smoke expands in all directions but SE
though it extends less than 10km in each direction.
Dense smoke from two fires near St. Michaels in Apache county extends
S 18km just NW of Lupton.
Thin smoke from a fire near Chiricahua Pk in the Coronado Nat'l Forest
extends E 17km and is 4km wide.

New Mexico:
Dense smoke from a fire near Seven Springs in Sandoval county or near
Fenton Lake S.P. along SR-126 extends SE 58km.

Dense smoke from two fires near SR-3 near the Trinity Alps Wilderness
in NE Trinity county extends S 81km to the Shasta/Tehama county line
near Reading.  A small pocket of dense smoke extends NE in the valley.
A moderately dense smoke from a fire near Sardine Peak in Sierra county
extends west 65km...however upper level winds shifting from W to NW has
lead to a south-southeastward movement of the entire plume over the last
few hours toward Reno and Lk. Tahoe.
Multiple agricultural burns across W Butte, SE Glenn, N Sutter and E
Colusa county are producing small but dense puffs of smoke that are
rapidly moving S through the Sacramento Valley.

A very large, hot burning fire on the barrier island near Corpus Christi
Bay is producing a moderately dense plume of smoke than fans from SW to
S over 83km. However, upper level clouds in the region obscure the area
to fully determine the end of the plume.
A fire in the Davy Crockett Nat'l Forest west of the town of Wakefield
has produced a plume of thin smoke throughout the day extending 129km SSW
to the northern portions of Galveston Bay with an average width of 11km.
A fire near the Anahuac N.W.R. along the East Bay of in Chambers county
is producing a moderately dense plume of smoke into the Gulf of Mexico
41km SSE of the source. The plume is about 10km wide.

A fire north of Black Lake along the Cameron and Calcasieu parish line
is producing a line of moderately dense smoke that extends S 54km into
the Gulf of Mexico.



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.