Wednesday, May 24, 2006

THROUGH 0115Z May 25, 2006.

Central US:
An area of light smoke mixed with haze and possible other pollutants
is moving east across the Central Plains and into the Lower and Middle
Mississippi Valley.  The smoke source cannot be confirmed although it
could be from previous fires burning across the northern plains last
week and agricultural fires burning in the Southern Plains and Lower
Mississippi Valley this week.

A fire burning in La Plata County in southwest Colorado is producing a
thick plume of smoke.  The smoke is moving east across the county and
has been emitting for the past 6 hours.
In Duray county, a fire is emitting a moderately dense plume of smoke
moving east.

A fire burning since yesterday on the border of Armstrong and Randall
counties is emitting a large area of thick smoke.  Today the smoke is
moving south across the Texas Panhandle.

Fires in Rapides, Grant, Vernon and St. Landay counties are emitting long,
but narrow plumes of moderate to thick smoke.  The smoke is moving north
across the state and the fires are most likely agriculturally based.

A fire burning in the county of Nueces is producing a moderately dense
smoke plume.  The plume of smoke is moving southeast into the state
of Georgia.  This fire is mostly likely an agricultural burn.

J Kibler


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.