Saturday, March 11, 2006

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.

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.


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.