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Fires East of Mississippi Delta, Southeastern USA – March 29th, 2013

30.2N 85.1W

March 29th, 2013 Category: Fires, Image of the day

USA – March 27th, 2013

Although moderate to heavy rains over the last week greatly improved the drought conditions in the southeastern USA, particularly across Georgia, most of Alabama and South Carolina, and northern and central Florida, many fires can still be seen burning in the region. Here, multiple plumes of smoke blow southwards towards the Gulf of Mexico. Also visible at the lower left is the Mississippi River Delta. Cooling temperatures and more rain are expected to slow the spread of the fires over the weekend.

Fires Across Southeastern USA – March 28th, 2013

31.3N 83.3W

March 28th, 2013 Category: Fires, Image of the day

USA – March 27th, 2013

Many plumes of smoke from fires burning across the southeastern United States of America can be seen here. The fires are affecting several states (from left to right): Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina, as well as Florida (below).

There are currently nine active large fires that have burned 13,226 acres as well as numerous smaller ones. A “large fire” is defined by the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) as a wildfire of 100 acres or more occurring in timber, or a wildfire of 300 acres or more occurring in grass/sage.

Many Fires in Louisiana and Southern USA – November 9th, 2012

29.8N 91.1W

November 9th, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day

USA – November 8th, 2012

Plumes of white smoke from fires in southern USA can be seen scattered throughout the image. While the thumbnail shows fires in southern Lousiana, clustered near the Mississippi River, in the full image fires can be seen near the coast in southern Mississippi and Alabama, and as far east as Florida.

Low Pressure System Near Coast of Alabama, USA

30.3N 87.1W

September 6th, 2012 Category: Tropical Storms

Low Pressure System – September 5th, 2012

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Track of Low Pressure System - September 5th, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of Low Pressure System

A low pressure system located near the Alabama coast continues to produce showers and thunderstorms mainly to the south and southwest of the center of circulation. Upper-level winds are expected to be marginally conducive for development of this disturbance over the next couple of days as it moves slowly south-southwestward. This
system has a medium chance (50 percent) of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours.

Smoke Over Gulf of Mexico and Southern USA

30.4N 87.8W

May 28th, 2012 Category: Fires

USA - May 25th, 2012

A fire in the United States, near the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, releases smoke that spreads over the Gulf and northward over southern USA. Along the shoreline, the smoke affects the states of Lousiana, Alabama and Florida (left to right). The smoke is thickest near the Alabama-Florida border, indicating the probable origin point of the fire. Eosnap previously observed a blaze in this area one week ago (click here for previous image).