Sunday, March 5, 2006

THROUGH 0200Z MARCH 6, 2006

Southeastern U.S.:
Numerous agricultural fires continue over Mississippi, Alabama,
and Georgia, (and to a lesser extent southeastern Louisiana, northern
Florida, and South Carolina).  However, the number of fires and the amount
of associated smoke are both much less than yesterday; in particular
the smoke has dissipated in the region near Tallahassee Florida and
southeastern Alabama.  There remains numerous small light to moderate
smoke plumes (mostly extending northeastward) especially in Georgia
and Alabama.  In addition there is a large stationary area of light
to moderate smoke covering several counties in southern Mississippi
(George, Stone, northern Pearl River, Lamar, Forrest, Perry, Greene,
southern Wayne and southern Jones Counties) and adjacent areas of Alabama
(Mobile and southern Washington Counties).  Also, a large stationary
area of light to moderate smoke is found in southern Georgia, (Decatur,
Grady, Thomas, Brooks, Lowndes, Lanier, Berrien, Cook, Colquittt, Worth,
Tift, Irwin, and Turner Counties).

North Carolina:
A fire on the southern tip of Dare County is producing a moderate smoke
plume that extends toward the southeast, more than 85 miles over the
Atlantic Ocean.


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.