DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0215Z MARCH 12, 2006
North Carolina/South Carolina: A fire in east Pamlico County in North Carolina is producing a light plume of smoke moving east into the Atlantic Ocean. In South Carolina a fire in north Charleston county is emitting an area of thick smoke. The smoke is moving north into Marion, Horry, and Georgetown counties in northeast South Carolina. Smoke was very difficult to see across the rest of the Southeast and including the Mississippi Vally due to scattered cloud cover. Cuba: Numerous fires burning east of the capital Havana are producing an area of dense smoke moving northeast into the Straits of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. Fires burning north of the Gulf of Guacanayabo are emitting a large area of dense smoke moving southwest across the gulf. For the regions mentioned above, to see which fires are actually emitting the smoke is difficult to determine.