Saturday, May 13, 2006

THROUGH 0200Z MAY 14, 2006.

Gulf of Mexico/Florida/Georgia:
Numerous fires in Mexico and Central America continue to produce
moderately dense smoke that is spreading west of Mexico and out into
the Pacific, as well as moving north through the Bay of Campeche into
southern portions of Texas, and moving along a front in the southern Gulf
of Mexico, across the Florida Keys, and reaching areas past the Bahamas.
The densest portion of the smoke is found coming off the tip of the
Yucatan Peninsula.
The large wildfire along the Hendry-Palm Beach-Broward county border
region is still producing a dense smoke plume that is moving east to
southeast.  This smoke is possibly affecting the Miami-Metro area.
Several fires are producing smoke in and around the panhandle of Florida
and the central east coast of Georgia.

Several fires are found producing relatively thin smoke plumes scattered
throughout this area.

Fires along the eastern portion of Texas are producing light smoke plumes
that are moving in a northeast direction.

Northwest United States:
Fires are producing small plumes of smoke scattered throughout Oregon,
Washington, and Idaho.



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.