Friday, March 24, 2006

THROUGH 0100Z MARCH 25, 2006

Southeastern and southcentral U.S.:
Numerous fires (presumably agricultural burns) with smoke plumes, can
be seen in Oklahoma, eastern Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama
and Georgia. The plumes extend toward the southeast.  Most plumes are
of moderate density.  Particularly large and/or dense plumes occur
in southwestern San Augustine Co., Texas (extends into Louisiana),
near the border of Carter and Murray Counties in Oklahoma, near the
border of Pushmatahan and Atoka Counties in Oklahoma, northern Wilkinson
Co. Mississippi, and in Cameron County and Winn County in Louisiana. A
fire  near the border of Tuscaloosa and Bibb Counties in Alabama has
produced  moderate smoke that has moved away from the fire, toward
the southeast.


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.