Wednesday, May 3, 2006

THROUGH 0215Z MAY 3, 2006.

Southeast United States:
Fires in southern Georgia produced plumes of light and moderately dense
smoke that drifted mostly to the south. Smoke from fires in NW Liberty and
W Bryan County extended as far south as Jacksonville Florida. Thin smoke
also drifted southward from fires in S Berrien and SW Brooks County. A
plume of thin smoke extended to the SW from a fire in N Dixie County in
Florida. Fires in eastern Escambia County in S Alabama produced plumes
of thin smoke that extended to the northeast.

Northwest United States:
In Oregon, Plumes of thin and moderately dense smoke extended to the
south from fires in NW Grant County, NE Harney, SW Jackson, E Douglas
and SW Deschutes. In Idaho, a plume of dense smoke fanned out to the S
and SE from a fire in northern Boise County. In Washington, a fire in
W Okanogan produced a narrow plume of dense smoke that extended to the
SE over N Douglas County.

Mexico/ Cuba:
Numerous fires in southeastern Mexico produced a large area of thin and
moderately dense smoke approximately 300 nmi wide that moved northward
over the western Gulf of Mexico. Narrow plumes of thin smoke extended
southward from the numerous fires in S Cuba.



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.