Saturday, November 4, 2006

THROUGH 2332Z November 4, 2006

North Carolina:
A fire near Havelock in SE Craven county is producing moderately dense
smoke moving SSW offshore of the New River inlet. It extends about 65km
and is about 10km wide.

A large fire in northern Wakulla county NNW of Arran is producing dense
smoke that is separating with height.  Thinner low level smoke extends W
to SW in a wide plume that covers most of S Liberty, S Gulf and N Franklin
county (30km wide and 88km long). The dense smoke in the midlevels is
moving nearly due W and extends 70km into N Gulf and SW Calhoun county
and is about 20km wide.

Multiple agricultural burn were producing thin to moderately dense smoke
across these states, but weather clouds have recently obscurred the area
making smoke detection impossible. However, smoke was moving west across
MS, AL and N across AR.

Smoke from a fire between Henry and Avery Island in Vermilion parish on
N Weeks Bay.  The smoke is moving NW about 62km and is about 14km wide.

A fire in Coconino county in the Hualapai Indian Res. along the Prospect
river is producing moderately dense smoke that is moving S to the boarder
of Coconino/Yavapai near the Aubrey Cliffs.
A fire between Jerome and Prescott Valley is producing smoke that is
moving E and is 20km and is 100km east to near the Blue Ridge Reservoir
along the Coconino/Gila county.

A fire S of Mono Lake in the Inyo National Forest is producing moderate
smoke that is fanning out from SW to E and moving SE mainly. However,
smoke is currently obscurred by the overblowing cirrus clouds and cannot
be detected easily.



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.