Wednesday, February 8, 2006

THROUGH 0015Z February 9, 2006

A fire near the Gila/Coconino County border near Long Valley is  producing
a plume of dense smoke that is moving towards the north.

Southern California:
Wildfire in Orange County near Anaheim has produced a large area of
smoke that extends into the Pacific for over 200 nmi. The plume is thin
to moderately dense.

Lower Mississippi Valley:
Numerous fires are burning with a few producing smoke plumes that are
moving towards the east.  Some of the more notable fires:

Rapides County, Louisiana produced a plume that reached the
Louisiana/Mississippi border.
Plume from a fire in Natchitoches County, Louisiana, reached the northeast
Louisiana/Mississippi border before dissipating.
A thick plume of smoke crossed into Louisiana from a fire in San Jacinto
County, Texas.
Smoke reached San Jacinto County from a fire burning in nearby Montgomery
County, Texas.
A thick plume of smoke was moving northward from a fire in Orange County,
A thick plume of smoke extended 50 nmi to the southeast from a blaze in
Scott County, Arkansas.

Southeast U.S.:
Some of the numerous fires in Georgia produced smoke plumes that moved
towards the southeast while blazes in Alabama generated smoke that moved
off to the east.  A notable fire in Escambia County, Alabama produced
thick smoke that moved east through Covington County.

Numerous fires were burning in Florida from the Panhandle down
the Peninsula.  Smoke was generally moving towards the southeast.
Smoke extended into the Gulf from a fire in Franklin County.


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.