Fires EVERY DAY in Southern U.S., Sep 23, 2023 Please Watch

From about 10:00 AM (CST) until about 6:30PM (CST) today, hundreds of hot spots collectively appeared and disappeared in Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Louisiana and Florida. The NOAA InfraRed satellite image below shows some 29 black dots at 11:36 AM (CST). Please watch the animation NOW (9:50 PM CST), as the blinking of black dots on and off is far more dramatic and sobering.

Watch southern Alabama with equidistant fires in a straight line. Also the concentration of dots in the Missouri boot heel. The clouds, too, are quite strange, electric even.


Although “they” do this daily now, the weather today is much clearer; hence my reminder. The region they hit is shown below in red. Remarkable how barren it is, yes?

The first black dots appear at about 11:45AM. There will SOON be a LOT of them, suddenly blinking on and then off, within five or ten minutes.

PLEASE. WATCH. THE. ANIMATION. 4:00PM CST is the best time to watch, as you will have 4:10-hrs worth of blinking lights.


That is primarily low rice growing/duck hunting areas that you have circled in Arkansas along the Mississippi River. I know that despite flooding earlier, it has been pretty dry in that region in the last month.

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Yes, I learned that after some research on it in '21. As I understand, farmers burn fields to remove stubble and kill some of the pests. But as I explained in many previous posts, those fires should not produce heat sufficient to register black on the infrared channel. It is like farmers start the fires and DEW’s find and zap them. There isn’t much mass to burn, so the fires and plumes only last for 5-30 mins in most cases; several frames only on the Image Viewer.

This is the third year in a row I have observed this season (many weeks long) of blinking black dots. So far, Eastern Kansas and Lake Okeechobee are the only other places where blinking dots (and fires) appeared on a regular basis. All three are significant agricultural areas.

There have to be hundreds if not a thousand or two of these “black dot hot” fires, every day. I am trying to make sense of the purpose of striking a region in this manner. How far down does the heat penetrate? Or, as others have suggested, maybe the energy is coming out of the ground like by completing an electrical circuit with the atmosphere. I dunno, I’m just reporting the pattern, which is not natural and therefore, manmade.

Also, black dots along the Mississippi River area are also near the New Madrid fault.



Also, here is the link for the Visible Image Viewer (Band-02). Once the images load, set the speed to max and zoom the web page so the Missouri Boot heel is large and in view. If one looks closely, they can see multiple puffs of smoke appear and then go way. Tiny fires compared to those in California or Canada.

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Several years ago the fault shifted and literally caused the Mississippi to temporarily start flowing upstream. Friends in Memphis told of river boats stuck in the mud. When rice is harvested, the farmers open the gates and release the water, dry the “ponds” and collect the grain. I have seen the fall ponds that are then refilled for ducks but have not witnessed a burn there. It was a decent rice crop this year.

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Long ago I lived in an area of the Sacramento valley which was a huge producer of rice. Some of the fields/paddies were routinely burned after harvest, while other fallow fields were flooded to draw the duck migration for duck hunting season. The duck paddies were rotated if I recall, but I don’t remember the criteria or how often.

The rice production and duck hunting were responsible for the seasonal economy…

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Thanks so much for that explanation. I am actually a frequent visitor driving through this area of Arkansas and did, long ago, attend a duck hunt in one of the most known duck hunting areas there. Rotational burning makes a lot of sense. Actually, rice and duck hunting IS the local economy there.