Wednesday, November 15, 2006

THROUGH 0200Z November 16, 2006

Texas/Northeast Mexico/Gulf of Mexico Dust:
Strong northwesterly winds (30-40 mph with higher gust) continued
throughout the day causing widespread dust across southeastern Texas
into northwestern/central Gulf of Mexico. A more dense plume of dust was
seen near Corpus Christi extending into the Gulf and northwest of Laguna
Madre located in extreme northeastern Mexico near the Texas/Mexico border.


In southwest Brazoria county a moderately dense smoke plume can be seen
moving southeast into the Gulf of Mexico.  A fire in northern Hays county
is emitting a narrow moderately dense plume of smoke moving southeast
into Caldwell, Guadalupe and Gonzales counties.

New Mexico:
A fire in northern Otero county is emitting a light plume of smoke moving
southeast, but staying within county borders.  In southwest Catron county
a fire was emitting smoke to the north, but later in the day smoke begin
to move south.  Smoke was light.

A fire in southern Coconino, northeast Gila and on the border of Navajo
and Apache county are emitting only light plumes of smoke moving west SW.
In northern Graham county a fire is producing a moderately dense plume of
smoke moving north.  There is a small fire burning in northern Coconino
county with only light smoke associated with it.

South Dakota:
A fire in northeast Brown county is producing a moderately dense plume of
smoke moving south.  The smoke is reaching Clark, Spink and Day counties.



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.