Wednesday, December 20, 2006

THROUGH 0100Z December 21, 2006

Florida Panhandle:
A narrow but moderately dense smoke plume was visible through high
cloudiness moving to the northwest from a fire in Franklin County
in the Florida Panhandle. Another nearby fire located close to the
Wakulla-Jefferson County border was emitting a thin smoke plume which also
moved to the northwest and across a portion of the city of Tallahassee.

Southeast/Middle Atlantic:
With the exception of the smoke plumes observed with the fires in the
Florida Panhandle (described above) and around 3 very minor smoke plumes
seen with fires in northern North Carolina and southern Virginia, no
other smoke was visible despite the numerous fires which were detected
across the Southeast and Middle Atlantic region. Increasing cloudiness
over the region during the afternoon hindered smoke detection greatly.



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.