Tuesday, January 3, 2006

THROUGH 0100Z January 4, 2006

Southern Plains:
Numerous fires were burning in the Southern Plains but relatively few of
them were generating smoke plumes.  One notable exception was a blaze
in Pittsburgh County, OK, which produced a plume that extended 140 nmi
to the north.  Other smaller plumes were associated with fires in Lamar
and Newton counties, Texas.  Smoke from these fires was moving north.

Lower Mississippi Valley:
A large number of fires were burning in this region but, again, relatively
few were generating smoke with some notable exceptions.  Smoke extended
90 nmi to the southeast of a blaze in the Marsh Island State Wildlife
Refuge.  Other notable smoke-producing fires were active in Iberia,
St. Martin, Lafouche, St. James and Assumption Parishes, Louisiana.
Smoke from these fires were generally moving towards the east.

Blazes in Imperial County produced smoke plumes that were moving slowly
towards the north.


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.