Thursday, February 9, 2006

THROUGH 2345Z February 9, 2006

Mid Atlantic:
Fires in Cumberland, Burlington, and Ocean counties in New Jersey have
generated smoke plumes that extended over 100 km to the east.  A 100 km
plume extended to the east of a blaze in Augusta County Virginia.

Thick smoke was moving south from fires in Putnam and Jones counties
in Georgia.  Smoke from a fire in Indian River County, Florida reached
the Bahamas.  Thick smoke was moving south from a fire in Columbia County,
Florida while smoke extended into the Gulf from fires in Liberty and
Calhoun counties.  Numerous smoke plumes extended to the south from fires
in Alabama including active blazes in Washington and Clarke counties.

Lower Mississippi County:
A dense plume of smoke was spreading from southwest to northwest from
a fire in Scott County, Mississippi while a similarly dense plume
was spreading northeast from a blaze in Winston County.  A fire in
Calhoun County, Arkansas produced a thick plume that was moving towards
the northwest.  Numerous other plumes in Arkansas were moving towards
the north.

The Orange County fire was still generating smoke that extended offshore.
A large area of residual smoke lies over a large expanse of ocean off
the northern half of the Baja Peninsula.


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.