Hercules Drill Rig Fire on Satellite Image Today (Barely)

Underwhelming, but we think we see the plume of smoke from the burning Hercules 265 drill rig on today’s MODIS / Terra satellite image, taken at about 12:05 pm local time.  Clouds and heavy haze over much of the area today.  Winds were directly out of the west, so the small white patch on the east side of the rig location could be smoke rather than cloud (see detail below):

MODIS / Terra satellite image of Louisiana coast, July 24, 2013.
Detail from above.  Winds from west; possible smoke plume is indicated. 


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