Monday, November 6, 2006

THROUGH 2332Z November 6, 2006

A fire on Nantucket Island produced thin smoke that moved east offshore
about 30km before it became difficult to see.

Virginia/North Carolina:
Smoke from fires across S VA/N NC was seen earlier in the day but has
become difficult to track under a blanket of moderate cirrus. Smoke was
moving NNW in the low-level of the atmosphere.

A fire near Prescott in the Prescott National Forest is producing the
most smoke in AZ that is of moderate to thin density.  The smoke is
moving SW as far as the Buckskin Mtns in NE La Paz county, and covers
most of SW Yavapai county, but little of the smoke covers Maricopa county
at this time.

A fire just north of Happy Jack in Coconino county (just east of I-17)
is producing a very thin line of thin smoke that is moving SW. Similarly,
two fires in Gila county, near East Verde Creek out of the Blue Ridge
Reservoir and near Aztec Peak NW of Theodore Roosevelt Lake, are producing
thin lines of thin smoke that are moving SW no more than 30km.

The Rialto fire has quieted down with no smoke being seen emminating
from it but the moderate smoke from before is now well offshore and SW
of Santa Catalina Island and S of San Nicolas.

A new fire just north of Fallbrook, CA (and W of I-15) in far N San
Diego county is producing a thin puff of smoke that is moving SW and is
currently seen crossing I-5 to the ocean in Camp Pendleton.



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.