Wednesday, December 7, 2005

THROUGH 0030Z December 8, 2005

Fires near Fort Defiance in east central Apache County of northeastern AZ,
in the Coconino National Forest in southern Coconino County of central AZ,
and in the Apache-Sitegreaves National Forest near the Apache-Greenlee
County border in east central AZ were responsible for smoke plumes which
generally extended less than 50 miles from the source. Smoke from the
fire in southern Coconino County was moving southward earlier in the
afternoon, but changes in the wind direction blew the smoke more in an
eastward direction later in the afternoon.

Baja California:
A fire in northwestern Baja California (south of Tijuana but north of
Ensenada) is producing moderate to dense smoke.  The smoke is moving
toward the south southeast (approaching Ensenada and Real del Castillo)
and also toward the southwest (reaching the coast).


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.