Wednesday, April 12, 2006

THROUGH 0215Z APRIL 13, 2006.

New Mexico:
An intense fire located in western Mora County of north central New Mexico
was responsible for a very dense smoke plume which spread eastward into
the northern Texas panhandle.

A fire along the Iron-Garfield County border in the Dixie National Forest
was producing a moderately dense smoke plume which moved quickly to the
NNE into central Utah.

A thin to moderately dense area of smoke moved northeastward from a fire
in northern Costilla County of south central Colorado.

Central to Southern Plains (Kansas/Missouri/Oklahoma):
An incredible number of fires were detected today across northern
Oklahoma, southeastern Nebraska, and especially the eastern half of
Kansas. The fires created a very large batch of smoke of varying densities
which covered much of northern Oklahoma, southeastern Nebraska, and
eastern Kansas. The greatest smoke density was located near the biggest
concentration of fires over eastern Kansas. High pressure located over
eastern Kansas/western Missouri was causing the smoke to circulate in a
clockwise direction. Farther to the east, several fires in Dent, Iron,
and Crawford Counties were responsible for a rather large batch of smoke
which spread eastward all the way into southern Illinois.

Central and Southern Oklahoma/Arkansas/northern Texas/Louisiana:
At least a dozen smoke producing fires were scattered across this
region. All of the smoke plumes were moving generally in a northward

A fire located in southeastern Bath County of western Virginia produced
a moderately dense smoke plume which traveled quite a distance to the
north into eastern West Virginia toward the Maryland panhandle. A similar
looking smoke plume moved northeastward into southwestern Virginia from
a fire near the Washington/Unicoi County border of northeastern Tennessee.



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.