Tuesday May 30, 2006

THROUGH 0200Z May 31, 2006

North Carolina/South Carolina:
Multiple fires in the vicinity of Hoke and Harnett counties were producing
moderately dense smoke plumes that were seen drifting southwest towards
the northern South Carolina counties of Chesterfield and Marlboro.

What are believed to be wildfires over Baker county over the northern
part of the peninsula and over Highlands county just north of Lake
Okeechobee are producing smoke plumes that have been drifting southwest
most of the afternoon.  The smoke emanating from the Baker county was
rather dense near the source and thinned out to a moderate density as
it extended into the northeast Gulf of Mexico.  Smoke originating from
the fire over Highlands county appeared to be mostly moderate in density.
A few agricultural burns over Lee county near the Fort Myers area briefly
produced a few puffs of smoke that subsequently drifted southwest into
the Gulf of Mexico.

A fire over western Riverside county was producing a puff of smoke that
appeared to be fanning out in all directions and mixing with the already
preexisting haze.  The smoke plume was mostly moderate in density.



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.