Monday, November 20, 2006

THROUGH 0245Z November 21, 2006

Several fires can be seen producing light smoke throughout central
and northern Arizona, most however are found within Coconino county.
The largest fire is found in southern Coconino county producing moderately
dense smoke moving to the northeast.  The smoke from smaller fires is
moving mainly to the north northeast.

A fire found on the border of these three states is producing a thin but
moderately dense plume of smoke that is extending to the north northeast
along the border of Kansas and Colorado.

Lower Mississippi Valley and Texas:
A large amount of the agricultural fires found throughout the Lower
Mississippi Valley and Texas are producing light to moderately dense
smoke.  The majority of the fires are found in southern Louisiana where
several agricultural fires are combining to form rather large areas
of light smoke that is moving to the south over the Gulf of Mexico.
Fires in Missouri and Alabama are also producing light smoke that is
moving in a southward direction.

Some of the fires along Texas's southeast coast in Matagorda county are
producing moderately dense smoke that is moving south southwest along
the Gulf Coast.



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.