Sunday October 15, 2006

THROUGH 2345Z October 15, 2006

South Dakota:
A fire in the Black Hills in western Pennington county is producing a
narrow plume of thin smoke that extended to the northeast about 45 nmi
into central Meade county.

A blaze along the central Bryan/Liberty county border in southeast Georgia
is producing a fairly broad plume (about 15 nmi wide) of moderately dense
smoke that is moving to the southeast and has reached the coast at sunset.

Numerous agricultural/prescribe burns in the Sacramento Valley in northern
Yolo, Sutter, western Yuba, Colusa, southwest Butte and southeast Glenn
counties have produced a plethora of puffs of thin to moderately dense
smoke that has drifted north.

North Dakota/southern Saskatchewan/southern Manitoba:
A large number agricultural fires, mainly in eastern North Dakota,
were detected in satellite imagery this afternoon and evening. Only a
couple of tiny, thin density smoke plumes were observed in southeast
North Dakota, however there is likely additional smoke that is confined
to the vicinity of the fires that is not being detected by the satellite.



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.