DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
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.