Wednesday, November 1, 2006

THROUGH 2345Z November 1, 2006

South Dakota:
Two fires in the Black Hills are producing narrow plumes of moderately
dense smoke that extend to the southeast. The fires are in southern
Custer county and along the Pennington/Lawrence county line and the
plumes extend about 75 km from the source.

Several fires in Kansas and Missouri produced brief puffs of smoke that
drifted mainly to the south and dissipated. The smoke was mainly thin
and the fires were in Wallace, Phillips and Riley counties in Kansas
and in southern Ray county in Missouri.

Texas Panhandle:
Fires along the Dallam/Sherman border and in southern Castro county
produced brief puffs of thin to moderately dense smoke that drifted to
the southwest.

New Mexico:
A blaze in northern Otero county produced an area of mainly thin smoke
in the vicinity of the fire. However, clouds moved over the region and
made smoke detection difficult in the late afternoon/evening.

Blazes in northwest Gila, southeast Coconino and along the southern
Apache/Navajo border produced localized smoke plumes of thin to moderately
dense smoke in the morning and early afternoon. Clouds then prevented

A fire in central Garfield county produced a narrow smoke plume of thin
density that drifted to the northeast.

A fire in southeast Fresno county produced a narrow, moderately dense
smoke plume that extended to the northeast toward Inyo county.

Northern Idaho/western Montana/British Columbia:
A tremendous number of agricultural and prescribed burns in this area
were seen again today. Smoke was not detected, however a mass of clouds
made detection of smoke difficult.



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.