Sunday, June 11, 2006

THROUGH 0245Z June 12, 2006.

Lower Mississippi Valley/Texas:
Scattered fires in Hancock and Pearl River counties in southern
Mississippi are producing moderately dense plumes of smoke that have
combined to form one smoke cloud that covers both of these counties as
well as surrounding counties.  Smaller fires in Louisianna and eastern
Texas are producing light plumes of smoke that are heading in a northern

Southwest US:
In the last few hours of visible imagery, many fires began to produce
dense to very dense plumes of smoke across New Mexico and Arizona.
Several of these fires are in eastern New Mexico, specifically in Grant
and Catron counties where the fires are producing dense plumes of smoke
that are moving to the northeast.  In Arizona there are several fires
in Coconino county that are producing dense plumes of smoke that are
heading north.  Also in Mohave county, of northwest Arizona there is a
fire producing moderately dense to dense plume of smoke that is moving
north and crossing into southern Utah/Nevada.

The wildfire in Fairbanks North was visible for a brief period and
continues to produce a very dense plume of smoke that is moving northeast.



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.