Tuesday, November 22, 2005

THROUGH 2345Z November 22, 2005

California and Baja:
Thick clouds cover northern Baja but a layer of moderately dense smoke
was seen drifting north along coastal San Diego county from fires in
extreme northwest Baja.

A narrow smoke plume was seen in southwest Tehama county in northern
California. The plume was moderately dense and was drifting to the east.

Arizona and New Mexico:
A fire in the Coronado National forest in southeast Arizona is producing
a dense plume of smoke that extends to the northeast into Hidalgo county.

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 south and east and covers much of the northeast portion of the
county. Another fire in Rio Arriba county near is near Coyote. This
plume extends to the east along the southern tier of Rio Arriba.

Texas, Louisiana and Louisiana:
A fire in Lynn county in west Texas has produced a plume of moderately
thick smoke extending east into Kent county.

Numerous smoke plumes were seen over east Texas, southern Arkansas and
Louisiana. The plumes were mainly thin to moderately dense and were
all drifting to the southeast. Some of the larger plumes were emanating
from Calhoun, Brazoria and Tyler counties in Texas, Ouachita county in
Arkansas and Caddo, Vernon and St Mary parishes in Louisiana.



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.