Tuesday, January 31, 2006

THROUGH 0200Z February 1, 2006

Numerous fires scattered across the central and southern portions of
Florida produced smoke plumes which spread generally off to the south
or southeast. In the panhandle of Florida, fires in Liberty and Okaloosa
Counties were responsible for moderately dense areas of smoke which had
spread around 50 to 75 miles to the southeast of the source.

A fire in eastern Mississippi close to the Winston-Oktibbeha-Noxubee
County border region was emitting a locally dense smoke plume which
extended eastward across the MS-AL border. Another locally dense smoke
plume was moving off to the ESE from a fire in the William B. Bankhead
National Forest in southern Lawrence County of northeastern Alabama.

Eastern Texas/Louisiana/Arkansas:
A large number of fires were detected across eastern and southeastern
Texas, southern and western Louisiana, and southern and western
Arkansas. Several of these fires were emitting visible smoke
this afternoon which was moving generally in an northerly or NNE
direction. Among the most dense of the smoke plumes were being produced
by fires over Aransas/Refugio, San Jacinto, and Newton Counties of
southeastern and eastern Texas. More locally dense smoke was observed
from fires over Bossier Parish, just east of Shreveport and Montgomery
County of west central Arkansas.

A significant smoke plume was spreading to the SSW from a fire in the
Hulalapai Mountains in the south central portion of Mohave County in
western Arizona.



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.