Wednesday, February 8, 2006

THROUGH 1700Z February 8, 2006

A fire near the Gila/Coconino County border near Long Valley is  producing
a narrow plume of thin to moderately dense smoke that extends about 55
km to the southwest into extreme southeast Yavapai county.

Southern California:
Wildfires in Orange County near Anaheim and Los Angeles county near Malibu
have produced a large area of smoke that extends into the Pacific. The
plume extends about 800 km westward from the coast to near 31N 126W. The
plume is thin to moderately dense and is mainly between 30-34N.

Blazes in northwest Rapides and extreme northeast Grant parishes were
both producing thin to moderately dense smoke that extends 30 km to
the northeast.

Gulf of Mexico:
An area of likely smoke is seen in the western Gulf about 325 km south of
Lake Charles Louisiana and 300 km east of Brownsville Texas. The likely
smoke is thin, is oriented along a north/south axis and is about 175 km
long from 26N 94W to 27.6N 94.5W. The likely source is fires from last
evening along the Texas and Louisiana coasts.



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.