Tuesday, May 9, 2006

THROUGH 1615Z MAY 10, 2006.

Gulf of Mexico/Gulf Coast states:
The tremendous number of large fires burning in southern Mexico and the
Yucatan continue produce smoke which covers much the western two thirds
of the Gulf. Very dense smoke was along and near the northeast portion
of the Yucatan. A broad area of moderately dense to locally dense smoke
was from the Florida panhandle along the coast westward thru southeast
Louisiana and then south into the Bay of Campeche.

A separate area of moderately dense smoke was from southwest Palm
Beach/northwest Broward counties and drifting eastward out over the

A large number of fires over Cuba continue to spew smoke that is lifting
north itno the eastern Gulf of Mexico, mainly off the west Florida coast.

A fire over northwest Clinton county was producing a moderately dense
smoke plume extending to the northwest into southeast McKean county.

A number of fires are producing mainly small smoke plumes that are
locally moderately dense. The plumes were all drifting to the north
or northeast. The fires were located in Clearwater, Adams and Boise
counties in Idaho, Okanogan county in Washington and northern Harney,
northern Malheur and eastern Grant counties in Oregon.

A pair of fires in northwest Coconino county near the Grand Canyon
were producing smoke plumes that extended to the east. The smoke was
moderately dense and the plume from the larger of the blazes extended
to northern Navajo county.



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.