Sunday, November 5, 2006

THROUGH 2245Z November 5, 2006

A large fire in northern Wakulla county in the Apalachicola National
Forest north of Arran is producing moderately dense smoke that is moving
to the west and fanning out.  At the onset of the day winds aloft varied
with height and so the smoke was moving due W to NW in the mid levels
while smoke was moving due SW in the low levels. Since about 2000Z, the
fire has not been strong enough to produce smoke into the midlevels of
the atmosphere and so the entire plume is moving SW, however the smoke
in the midlevels continues to move to the W and NW and is located across
SE AL and the FL panhandle W of the Apalachicola River...and the entire
area of smoke has taken on an ā€œLā€ shape about 20km wide along its
length and extends from near Daleville in SW Dale county, AL to the apex
or bend in the ā€œLā€ near Wilma in Liberty county then back NE toward
the fire itself in Wakulla county.



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.