Thursday, January 26, 2006

THROUGH 0300Z January 27, 2006

Their are multiple fires burning across Florida emitting smoke plumes of
all sizes and densities. A fire in southwest Palm Beach county is emitting
a 50-60 km long plume of dense smoke moving southwest into Collier,
Broward, and Miami Dade County.  Another fire in north Palm Beach county
is producing a thin area of smoke moving southwest across the county.
An area of dense smoke from a fire in central Brevard county is 45-55 km
long and is moving southwest into Osceola county. A fire in north Sumter
county is emitting a thick area of smoke that stretches west southwest
60-70 km long.  The smoke is moving into Citrus and Hernando counties.
Another fire close by in southeast Levy county is producing a 40-45
km long plume of thin smoke that is moving into east Citrus county.
Their are multiple fires in Highlands, Glades, Charlotte, Hendry and
Lee counties that are emitting thin smoke plumes moving in a mostly
southwesterly direction.  The fires mentioned above cover southern and
central Florida.
Across northern Florida, a fire burning in southwest Baker is producing a
thin area of smoke moving southwest across Union, Alachua, and Columbia
counties.  A fire in southeast Taylor county is emitting a thin smoke
plume that stretches into the Gulf of Mexico.
A large fire in north Florida is burning on the border of Jefferson,
Leon and Wakulla counties.  The very thick smoke plume stretches 60-70
km long and is moving south southwest into the Gulf of Mexico.  A large
fire in central Franklin county is producing dense smoke 70-80 km long
and once again moving into the Gulf of Mexico.
Two large smoke producing fires are burning in central and southeast Bay
county.  The smoke is very thick and is moving into the Gulf of Mexico.

Their are a couple of large fires burning across the state.  First, a fire
burning on the border of Decatur, Miller, Baker counties is emitting a
large area of smoke.  The smoke is moving south southwest across the above
mentioned counties and including the county of Mitchell. The second large
fire burning in Georgia is in the counties of Chattahoochee and Muscogee.
The fire is emitting an area of thick smoke 40-45 km long and stretches
into the counties of Steward and Quitman.  The western edge of the smoke
is moving into Barbour county Alabama.
Several small fires producing light smoke are burning in the counties
of Bryan, Liberty, Brooks, Tift, Cook, Columbia, Richmond, Taylor
and Jones.  The narrow smoke plumes from these fires are moving in a
southerly direction.

North Carolina/South Carolina:
A fire in south Colleton county is emitting a thin plume of smoke moving
southwest into Hampton county.
In North Carolina, a fire burning in north Brunswick county is producing
a moderate smoke plume stretching 65-75 long into the Atlantic.



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.