Friday, April 28, 2006

THROUGH 0230Z APRIL 28, 2006.

Mexico/ Gulf of Mexico:
Fires buring in the southwestern states of Oaxaca, Guerrero, Michoaca,
Colima and Jalisco produced a large area of moderately dense smoke. Smoke
and haze moved westward off the coast into the Pacific. Fires extending
from Campeche to Vera Cruz produced thin smoke that moved northward over
the southwest Gulf of Mexico.

Southeast United States:
A wild fire in N Brevard County in NE Florida produced a narrow plume
of dense smoke that extended to the east over the Atlantic Ocean. An
area of thin smoke from a fire in S Ware County in SE Georgia drifted
southeastward over Duval County, Florida. A fire in NE Escambia County
in S Alabama produced a plume of thin smoke that drifted southward to
the Gulf of Mexico.

Agricultural burns in eastern Kansas caused numerous plumes of thin
smoke that moved northward.

Light and moderately dense smoke moved to the south and southwest from
fires in central Harney, central Coos, NW Douglas and N Linn.



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.