The GOES and NOAA/AVHRR satellite images of 24 and 25 April 2000 reflect the overall fire situation in Central America as it was highlighted in the GFMC reports during the last days (starting with the Honduras fire report on 31 March 2000). Heat signatures (red dots) can be seen from fires burning in several countries of Central America. Other fires may be obsured by the cloud cover.
Fig.1. and 2. NESDIS/OSEI NOAA-14 AVHRR satellite images of Central America, 24 April 2000. Heat signatures (red) and large amounts of smoke (light blue) are visible from numerous large fires burning in Guatemala and the Yucatan Peninsula. The right image shows fires and smoke visible from numerous large fires burning in Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.
Fig.3. NESDIS/OSEI GOES-8 satellite image of Central America, 25 April 2000. Heavy dense smoke ( light tan) from the fires burning in Guatemala is blowing across the Gulf of Mexico, to southern Florida.