Sunday, May 14, 2006

THROUGH 0130Z MAY 15, 2006.

Gulf of Mexico/Florida:
The fires along the Yucatan Peninsula continue to produce a large area of
smoke that has moved up to the border of southern Texas and Louisiana,
as well as covering most of the western portion of the Gulf of Mexico.
The densest part of this area of smoke is found coming off the tip of
the Yucatan Peninsula.
The wildfire along the Hendry-Palm Beach-Broward county border
region is still burning this evening, but has reduced the amount of
smoke output to a thin density that is moving north.
A fire north of Lake Okeechobee is producing a thin moderately dense
smoke plume moving northeast and off the Atlantic coast.
In Clay county there is a fire producing a moderately dense plume of
smoke moving to the northeast.

Northwest US:
Scattered fires in Oregon/Washington/Idaho/Montana are producing
relatively small plumes of light smoke.



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.