Friday, January 28, 2011

Smelling Smoke in Jacksonville?

A large controlled fire is going on right now in Baker County, in the Northern part of the Osceola National Forest. Westerly winds between 5-15 mph are sending the smoke directly toward Nassau and Duval Counties. Doppler radar is easily picking up on the heavy smoke plume. Smoke will subside tonight as winds calm.

The fact that prescribed burns are able to happen is just an indication of how much rain we have received this month. January will end with a surplus of rainfall of around 2.50 inches of rain. So far, 5.53 inches of rain has fallen this month. Last year's deficit of rainfall was 19.50 inches, so there is still a lot of rain to catch up on.

Heavy smoke on doppler radar.

Location of burn indicated by pushpins.
>>> Click here to track the smoke plume on radar.

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