Monday, February 13, 2006

THROUGH 0245Z February 14, 2006

A fire in west Dixie county is producing an area of thick smoke moving
southeast into Levy county and the Gulf of Mexico.  Another fire in east
Calhoun county is emitting a narrow plume of moderately dense smoke.
The smoke from this fire extends 90-100 km southeast into Liberty and
Franklin counties. Their are other fires burning across the state,
but they are only producing thin density smoke.

A fire burning in east Escambia county is emitting a narrow plume of
moderately dense smoke.  The smoke extends 110-120 km southeast into the
counties of Santa Rosa, Okaloosa in Alabama and Covington in Florida.
Another fire burning in Baldwin county is emitting moderate dense smoke
moving southeast into Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.  A fire in Clarke
county is producing an area of moderate dense smoke moving east southeast
into Monroe and Conecuh counties.
In the northern part of the state, a fire in east Winston county is
emitting a 70-80 km plume of thin smoke moving east into Cullman, Morgan,
Marshall and Blount counties.

A large fire in southeast Jones county is producing a 80-90 km plume of
thick smoke moving east southeast into Greene, Wayne and Perry counties
in Mississippi and Mobile and Washington counties in Alabama.  Their are
smaller fires burning across the state in the counties of Hancock,
Stone and George.  These fire are emitting thin smoke plumes.

North Carolina/South Carolina:
A fire in east Hyde county is emitting a moderate plume of smoke
moving east into the Atlantic.  The fire shows up extremely well in
GOES IR Channel 2 imagery.  Smaller fires producing thin smoke are in
the counties of Richmond and New Hanover in North Carolina and Berkeley
county in South Carolina.

Baja, California:
Their are multiple fires burning near the California border and due south.
Some of these fires are producing areas of moderately dense smoke moving
west towards the Pacific Ocean.  Due to cloud cover across this region
the full extent of the smoke cannot be seen in GOES 10 imagery.


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.