Thursday, January 12, 2006

THROUGH 2330Z January 12, 2006

Two fires near the western Franklin/Liberty border in the panhandle
produced moderately dense smoke plumes that extended to the northeast
and reached into southwest Leon county.

Blazes just to the southeast of Lake Okeechobee produced a thin area of
smoke that moved to the northwest across the lake around noon time.

Several large blazes developed across southern Oklahoma this
afternoon/evening. Smoke plumes were seen with three of these fires over
northwest Stephens, northwest Carter and eastern Carter. The plumes were
all moderately dense, narrow and extended to the northeast. The longest
of the plumes was from northwest Carter and extended into northern
Hughes. The smoke from eastern Carter reached to extreme southwest
Pontotoc while the smoke from northwest Stephens had reached south
central Mclain by sunset.

New Mexico:
A fire over southwest Catron county had a plume of thin density extending
to the southeast about 40 km nearly reaching the Grant county border.

Baja Mexico:
A fire about 45 km south of Tecate produced a moderately dense plume
of swirling smoke that extended the furthest to 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.