Tuesday, November 29, 2005

THROUGH 0200Z November 30, 2005

Quite a few fires were detected this afternoon across south central and
eastern Oklahoma. Some of these fires are the same destructive grass
fires that have been burning for several days. The fire producing the
most visible smoke was located over central Hughes County. The smoke
plume from this fire was moving to the southeast and had extended nearly
to the OK-Arkansas border.

Scattered fires were analyzed across southern and eastern Texas,
Louisiana, and Arkansas. About a dozen of these fires were responsible
for relatively small smoke plumes which were moving generally in a
southeastward direction.

A handful of active fires over the northern and central portions of
Arizona were emitting smoke late this afternoon. Among the largest smoke
plumes was one from a fire located just west of Flagstaff. The smoke was
moving eastward and had overspread at least a portion of the Flagstaff
area. Other fires in the Coconino National Forest in southern Coconino
County and over southern Yavapai County in the Prescott National Forest
were producing eastward moving moderately dense smoke plumes.

Southern California:
Gusty westerly winds blowing across the Mojave Desert in southern CA
have kicked up an area of blowing dust and sand which covered a good
portion of San Bernardino County.



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.