Sunday, April 30, 2006

THROUGH 0100Z MAY 1, 2006.

A fire in northeast Harney county near Crane produced a moderately
dense smoke plume this afternoon that eventually extended about 265 km
to the east southeast into northeast Owyhee county in Idaho. Fires over
southwest Lake and south central Klamath counties produced plumes of thin
density that extended to the east. The plume from Lake county extended
into southwest Harney and the plume from Klamath reached to the border
with Lake county.

A large and intense fire in northern Coahuila state in the Serranias
del Burro is producing a moderately dense smoke plume that extends about
100 km east of the fire to near the Texas border south of Del Rio.

Numerous fires over the mountains of southern Chihuahua and northwest
Durango states were producing smoke plumes that have congealed into a
large mass of moderately dense to locally dense smoke over the entire
region. Before sunset the movement of the smoke mass was generally to
the east northeast.

Gulf of Mexico:
An east west oriented area of moderately dense smoke was over the west
central Gulf of Mexico and drifting west. The area was roughly 125 km
wide and extended along 25N from about 93W to the Mexican coast just
south of Brownsville Texas. Another area of moderately dense smoke was
over the Bay of Campeche in the southwest Gulf and extended northward
into a large cloud mass associated with a frontal zone in the central
Gulf. Numerous large fires over the northeast tip of the Yucatan peninsula
were producing moderatley dense to locally dense smoke that was moving
to the west along the northern Yucatan coast and just offshore.



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.