Tuesday, March 7, 2006

THROUGH 0230Z MARCH 8, 2006

Numerous fires are burning across the state with the most significant in
the counties of Oktibbeha and Choctaw.  The fires in these counties are
emitting thick areas of smoke 50-60 km long moving south southwest into
Winston and Neshoba counties. A large group of fires in the counties of
Hancock and Pearl River are producing plume of moderately dense smoke
moving south towards the Gulf of Mexico.  A majority of these fires
are agricultural.

Fires are burning from the northern to the southern edge of the state.
The largest of these fires are burning in the counties of Mobile and
Baldwin with each producing narrow plumes of dense smoke moving south into
the Gulf of Mexico.  The smoke extends 75-90 km.  Minor smoke emitting
fires are burning in the counties of Washington, Butler, Monroe, Marengo,
Sumter, Bullock, Pike, Clay, Coosa, Marshall and Talapossa.  A majority
of the smoke from these fires are moving south across the state.

Georgia/South Carolina:
A few large smoke producing fires burning in the counties of Newberry,
Dorchester, Charleston, and Colleton counties are emitting areas of
moderately dense smoke 70-100 km long.  In Dorchester, Charleston and
Colleton counties the smoke is moving into the Atlantic, but the fire
in Newberry, smoke is moving across the counties of Aiken and Lexington.
In Georgia a number of large fire emitting dense plumes of smoke are
along the South Carolina border in the counties of Effingham and Bullock.
Plumes of smoke extend 50-75 km moving southeast. The largest fire is
burning in the county of Liberty with smoke extending southeast 100-110
km long.  Minor smoke producing fires are burning in the counties of
Troup, Muscogee, Chattahoochee, Bartow, Madison and Brooks with the
smoke mostly heading south.  A majority of these fires are agricultural.

Their is a large cluster of fires burning across the panhandle of Florida.
In the counties of Leon, Jefferson, Calhoun, Walton, and Dixie large
dense smoke producing fires extend into the Gulf of Mexico (60-80 km).

J Kibler


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.