Thursday, April 13, 2006

THROUGH 1530Z APRIL 13, 2006.

Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska:

Large remnant area of smoke extended from Kentucky and Tennessee west
across northern Arkansas, much of Missouri and Iowa as well as the
eastern two-thirds of Kansas and Nebraska.  Fires, some producing smoke,
were already active in eastern Kansas and along the Nebraska/Iowa border.

New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas Panhandle:
The fire in western Mora County of north central New Mexico continues to
burn and smoke extended to the Oklahoma/Texas Panhandles this morning.
This fire is also believed to be the primary, though not sole, source
of a narrow but moderately dense area of elevated smoke that stretched
from central Oklahoma northwestward across the Texas/Oklahoma Panhandles
into southwest Kansas then northeastward into central Kansas.

A narrow plume of smoke extended southwest from a fire in Gadsden County.


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.