Friday, April 14, 2006

THROUGH 0145Z APRIL 15, 2006.

Great Lakes Region:
An area of moderately dense smoke of unknown origin has been dropping
generally east/southeastward throughout the day and at sunset was seen
stretching from areas of eastern Wisconsin through most of Michigan.

Central Plains/Middle Mississippi Valley
Remnant smoke from yesterdays fire activity across the region has
combined with presumed smoke from the extreme fire activity over eastern
Kansas this evening to produce an extensive smoke plume over the region.
Cloud cover over Kansas precludes individual smoke plume analysis but
it appears as though the smoke originates from this region and extends
through most of the northern half of Missouri and most of Illinois before
curving northeastward ahead of frontal boundary where the smoke appeared
to combine with Great Lakes smoke plume mentioned above.

Local fire activity over Louisiana and Texas was producing isolated smoke
plumes that were drifting northeastward this evening.  The most prominent
plume appeared to be with the fire over northwest Montgomery county in
Texas where the plume extended generally north and northeastward nearly
100 miles to western Rusk 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.