Saturday, May 27, 2006

THROUGH 0145Z May 28, 2006.

A fire in Polk county of central Florida is producing a light smoke
plume that is moving in the southeast direction.  A fire in Bay county
of the Florida panhandle is producing a moderately dense smoke plume
that was originally heading towards the northeast before winds shifted
and redirected the smoke to the southeast out over the Gulf of Mexico.

Southwest US:
A wildfire that has been burning for days in Hidalgo county of southwest
New Mexico continues to produce a dense plume of smoke that is moving in
a northeastern direction.  A fire in Cochise county of southeast Arizona
is producing a moderately dense smoke plume that is moving northeast
over the city of Sierra Vista.  A wildfire in Coconino National Forest
in northcentral Arizona is producing a dense smoke plume that extends
to the northeast.  Fires along the western border of Utah are producing
light to moderately dense smoke plumes that are moving north.  The last
visible GOES-10 imagery shows possible clouds of dust moving across
eastern New Mexico and crossing into western Texas.



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.