Thursday, November 17, 2005

THROUGH 0200Z November 18, 2005

Arizona and New Mexico:
   Several fires scattered across Arizona and New Mexico are producing
   light to moderate smoke plumes extending primarily southward.
   A fire located northeast of Payson in the Coconino National Forest is
   responsible for a smoke plume which has spread into the northeastern
   part of the Phoenix metropolitan area.  A fire located just north
   of the Grand Canyon National Park Airport is producing a plume that
   extends southward and thus spreads across the region near the Airport.
   A fire in east central Apache County of Arizona, near the New Mexico
   border, is producing a narrow plume that extends southward and is
   nearing Interstate 40.  A fire located 20 to 25 miles west of Los
   Alamos, New Mexico is producing a plume that extends toward the
   south southeast.

Louisiana, Mississippi, eastern Texas and southern Arkansas:
   Several fires in southeastern Louisiana are producing long, moderately
   dense smoke plumes that extend toward the southwest and end over the
   Gulf of Mexico. Additional fires that are producing long moderately
   dense smoke plumes are in Red River and Natchitoches Counties in
   Louisiana, Jasper and Wayne Counties in Mississippi, Ouachita and
   Hot Springs Counties in Arkansas, and Cass, Marion, Panola, and
   Jefferson Counties in Texas and near the border of Matagorda and
   Brazoria Counties in Texas.

   Five fires in east central Oklahoma are producing moderately dense
   smoke plumes that extend northward approaching the Tulsa area.
   A fire near the southern border of Love and Marshall Counties near
   the Red River is also producing a moderately dense smoke plumes that
   extends northward.

Northwestern Baja California, Mexico:
   A fire near the coast is producing a large area of moderately dense
   smoke over the Pacific Ocean.


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.