Friday, December 30, 2005

THROUGH 0130Z December 31, 2005

South Florida/Florida Panhandle:
Numerous fires around Lake Okeechobee continue to burn emitting narrow
smoke plumes ranging from 50-65 km long.  A few fires in Glade and Palm
Beach counties are producing thin smoke plume moving east towards the
coast and some reaching the Atlantic.
Their are several smoke producing fires across the panhandle of Florida
in the counties of Okaloosa, Washington, Walton and Gulf.  The smoke from
these fires are thin and moving northeast into the counties of Walton,
Liberty and Calhoun.

A thin plume of smoke was emanating from a fire in Lee county moving
northeast into Union and Prentiss.  Their are numerous fires burning
across the state, but due to cloud cover smoke is not seen.

Several narrow plumes of relatively thin smoke are emitting from fires
burning in Seminole, Coal, Choctaw counties in Oklahoma and Lamar county
in Texas.  The fire burning in Seminole county is emitting a 70-75 km
long smoke plume moving southeast into eastern Hughes, western Pontotoc
and northern Coal counties.  The fire in Coal county is producing a
40-45 km long plume moving southeast into north central Atoka county.
The fire in Choctaw county is emitting a very short plume that is moving
southeast into northern Lamar county in northeast Texas.  A fire in
Lamar county is producing a 55-60 km long plume moving south southeast
into western Red River 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.