Thursday, November 2, 2006

THROUGH 2345Z November 2, 2006

Gulf Coast:
Numerous fires in southern Louisiana, southern Alabama and the Florida
Panhandle were producing smoke plumes that extended south and southwest
into the Gulf. The plumes were mainly thin to moderate density and were
narrow. the longest of the plumes, emanating from Vermilion parish,
extended about 200 km into the Gulf. Other plumes were seen from Cameron
parish in Louisiana, Covington county in Alabama and Santa Rosa county
in Florida.

South Dakota:
A blaze continued to burn today in the Black Hills in Custer county. The
narrow, moderately dense plume extended about 75 km to the northeast
into Pennington county. Another fire along the Lake/Brookings county
border is producing a narrow plume of thin density smoke extending east
and reaching the Minnesota border.



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.