Thursday, December 29, 2005

THROUGH 2330Z December 29, 2005

Florida panhandle/southern Alabama/ southern Mississippi:
Several smoke plumes could be seen across this region. The plumes were
over Walton county in Florida, Washington, Choctaw and Escambia counties
in Alabama and Jackson and Stone counties in Mississippi. The smoke
was moderately dense over Florida and Alabama and somewhat thinner over
Mississippi. All of the plumes extended to the southeast and were 25 km
or less.

Louisiana and Arkansas:
A moderately dense plume was emanating from Vernon parish and
fanning out to the northwest and to the east extending across Rapides
parish. Additional plumes were over Sabine and DeSoto parishes extending
to the northeast. A narrow, thin plume extended to the southeast from
Morehouse parish. Several plumes over Vermillion, Iberia and St Mary
parishes were moving to the northwest and were fairly thin density.

Several small smoke plumes were over southern Arkansas and were generally
moving to the east.

Narrow plumes of relatively thin smoke were seen moving north over
Oklahoma county into Logan; across much of Seminole county and along
the Sequoyah/Adair border. The plumes were between 35 and 50 km long.

A narrow plume of thin smoke extended from Sherman county in the Texas
panhandle east to the Hansford county border.

Northwest Mexico:
Numerous fires over northwest Sonora state extending from near the
northeast Gulf of California coast eastward are producing moderately
dense smoke plumes. The smoke is moving to the east and reaches to about
90 km south of Nogales.



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.