Monday, April 24, 2006

THROUGH 0130Z APRIL 25, 2006.

Mexico/Guatemala/Gulf of Mexico/Texas/Louisiana:
Numerous fires burning across the Yucatan, the eastern/coastal Mexican
states and north Guatemala are producing a large area of moderately dense
smoke with thinner smoke across parts of the central Gulf of Mexico.
The smoke extends across most of western/central Gulf of Mexico from
the Mexican coast to near 87W.  Smoke is beginning to spread into parts
of southeast/coastal Texas, but has not reached the Louisiana coast as
of yet.  Fires producing this large area of smoke are burning in the
states of Yucatan, Quintana Roo, Campeche, Tabasco, Chiapas, Veracruz
and north Guatemala.  Mentioned last night, large fires are burning near
Cancun producing very thick smoke plumes extending 50-100 km from point
source. Cloud cover and haze has made it difficult to determine the full
extent of smoke.
Fires burning in the western states of Mexico including Jalisco, Colima,
Michoacan, Guerrero and Oaxaca are producing an area of moderately dense
smoke.  Smoke is mixing in with haze and moving west off the coast into
the Pacific.

Baja California-Mexico/Arizona:
A fire in northern Baja California has been burning for nearly 2 days  and
is giving off a thick smoke plume heading east crossing into southeast

New Mexico:
A fire located in Catron county is producing a moderately dense smoke
plume that is moving directly east, reaching the county limits.

Fires in western Texas are giving off thin smoke plumes that are
affecting the counties of Angelina, Nacogdoches, San Augustine, Shelby,
and Cherokee.
Two fires located in Vernon county, Louisiana have been burning throughout
the day.  The fires are giving off very dense smoke plumes that are moving
north into the counties of Natchitoches, Winn, and Grant. A single fire
in Lauderdale county, Mississippi is emitting a thin smoke plume that
is heading north into Wayne county.

In Baker county there is a small fire giving off a light smoke plume
heading northeast through Dougherty, Lee, and Worth counties.
There is also a fire burning in Richmond county that is emitting a
narrow smoke plume moving east across the border of South Carolina into
Aiken county.

Along the Pacific coast in Lane county a fire producing a moderately dense
smoke plume moving directly eastward.  Also there is a small fire burning
in Deschutes county that is emitting a very thin smoke plume moving west.



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.