Saturday, April 22, 2006

THROUGH 0200Z APRIL 23, 2006.

Cuba/Gulf of Mexico:
An area of light smoke mixed with haze is moving north northwest across
the eastern Gulf of Mexico.  Clouds are mixing in blocking the full view
of smoke. The smoke is from agricultural fires burning for the last few
days across western and central Cuba.  The northern tip of the smoke
stretches to near 26N/84W.

Thin smoke from agricultural fires burning across the states of
Yucatan, Quintana Roo, Campeche, Tabasco in Mexico and north Guatemala
is moving north into the southwestern section of the Gulf of Mexico.
Clouds stretching along eastern Mexico and the western Gulf of Mexico
is making the full view of smoke very difficult to see.

An area of thin smoke is moving off the coast of western Mexico into
the Pacific.  The smoke is from agricultural fires burning across western
Mexico over the pass few days.  The western edge of the smoke stretches
from 20N/106W to 10N/97W.

A small fire in Grant county is producing a light area of smoke that is
moving south into Benton and Yakima counties.

North Dakota/Wyoming:
Thin smoke is moving north into Canada from a rather intense fire burning
on the border of North Dakota and Wyoming.  There is also a small fire
burning in Mille Lacs county producing a small smoke plume moving west
into Ramsey county.

South Dakota:
A single fire in Bennet county is giving off a thin/moderately dense
smoke plume heading north into Mellette and Todd counties.



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.