Monday, November 21, 2005

THROUGH 2300Z November 21, 2005

Northwest Baja, Mexico and southern California:
A fire in northwestern Baja between Tijuana and Ensenada continues to
burn. A large plume of dense smoke extends to the south and southwest
across northwest Baja and into the Pacific Ocean. This smoke extebds over
300 km from the source. An area of thin smoke at a higher level reaches
into southeast California and is moving east toward the Arizona border.

Northern California and Oregon:
Several fires are seen across this area that are producing mainly small
plumes of moderately dense smoke less than 40 km in length. The plumes
are mainly drifting to the west and southwest. Smoke is seen from fires
in Shasta county near Hat Creek, in Trinity county near Douglas City
and Wildwood in California and in Oregon in southeast Jackson county,
the southern Klamath/Lake county border near Bly and in Benton county
near Alsea.

Arizona and New Mexico:
A fire in the Coronado National forest in southeast Arizona is producing
a dense plume of smoke that extends about 70 km to the northeast. Small
plumes of moderately dense smoke were seen over southern Coconino county
near Williams and Long Valley. Dense smoke was  seen from fires in the
Santa Fe National Forest. One fire was in northern Sandoval county east
of Cuba with the plume extending to the west into McKinley county with
another in Rio Arriba county near Coyote. This plume is fanning out in
all directions.

Texas and Louisiana:
Numerous smoke plumes were seen over east Texas and southwest
Louisiana. The plumes were mainly moderately dense and were all
drifting to the southeast into the Gulf of Mexico. The largest plume
was over coastal Jefferson county Texas and it extended 200 km into the
Gulf. Other large plumes were seen over coastal Brazoria, Matagorda and
Aransas counties in Texas. A lomg plume originated in northeast Upshur
county Texas and extended into northwest Louisiana. The largest plume
in Louisiana was seen over southwest Beauregard county and it reached
the Gulf.



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.