Wednesday, January 25, 2006

THROUGH 0200Z January 26, 2006

Their are multiple fires burning across Florida emitting smoke plumes of
all sizes and densities.  Fires in Highland, Hardee, and Polk counties
in south Florida are producing narrow thin plumes ranging from 30-40 km
long with emissions moving southeast across the area.  In the north part
of the state a fire in southwest Putnam county is emitting a dense area
of smoke moving southeast.  This area of smoke stretches 80-90 km long.
A fire on the border of Levy and Marion county and another fire on the
border of Sumter and Citrus counties are producing thin areas of smoke
moving southeast across the region.  These two fire are 30-40 km long.
The most significant fires are burning across the panhandle of Florida.
Dense smoke plumes ranging from 150-225 km long are located in the
counties of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, Calhoun, Liberty,
Franklin and Wakulla.  The smoke from the fires are moving south across
the panhandle and into the Gulf of Mexico.  The smoke signatures are
showing up very well in GOES 12 visible satellite imagery.

Alabama, Mississippi:
A fire in Mobile county Alabama is producing a narrow dense plume of
smoke 50-60 km long moving south into the Gulf of Mexico.
In Mississippi, multiple fires burning in Jackson county are emitting
narrow thin plumes of smoke 50-60 km long.  Once again the smoke from
these fires are moving into the Gulf of Mexico.

Two fires burning in Lyon county are emitting thin smoke plumes 75-85
km long and stretch across the counties of Beauregard and Calcasieu.
Multiple fires in Cameron county in southern Louisiana are producing
small areas of thin smoke moving south southwest into the Gulf of Mexico.



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.