Tuesday, December 6, 2005

THROUGH 0200Z December 7, 2005

An intense fire in the Coconino National Forest in southern Coconino
County was producing a dense smoke plume which was moving southward into
central Gila County. Smoke from a fire along the Apache-Greenlee County
border in the Apache-Sitegreaves National Forest was responsible for
an area of moderately dense smoke which moved southeastward into west
central New Mexico. Several fires over the Coconino National Forest in
south central Coconino County and the Prescott National Forest in west
central Yavapai County were producing moderately dense southward moving
smoke plumes. A very long thin swath of smoke from fire in the Coronado
National Forest in Cochise County of southeast AZ was visible late this
afternoon moving eastward across southwestern New Mexico and into far
northern old Mexico.

New Mexico:
The fire noted yesterday evening along the far eastern portion of the
Lincoln National Forest in northern Otero County of southern NM was
still burning and continued to spread a thin to moderately dense smoke
plume to the east.

Eastern Oklahoma/Arkansas/eastern Texas/Louisiana:
A rather large number of fires were detected across the region today
with visible smoke plumes noted from nearly 2 dozen of them. Some high
cloudiness had overspread the area during the afternoon which may have
prevented even more smoke from being analyzed. The fires burning across
south central Arkansas were emitting smoke plumes which were moving
northward toward the vicinity of Little Rock. A particularly intense
batch of fires just to the east of Fort Polk in eastern Vernon County
of western Louisiana was responsible for a rather dense batch of smoke
that had fanned out as it moved off to the north-northwest. The other
smoke plumes analyzed across this region were also moving mainly in a
northerly or north-northwesterly direction.

Southern Mississippi:
A smoke plume from a fire in Jackson County of far southern MS was
observed moving off to the southwest across the entire coastal region
of southern MS.



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.