DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0115Z September 1, 2005
Oregon, Idaho and Montana: Numerous fires in central Idaho were producing thick plumes of smoke that extended eastward into southwest Montana. Source regions for this smoke included Hells Canyon, the Bitterroots and Clearwater Mountains. A blaze in Montana along the Sanders/Mineral County line has resulted in a plume that stretched approximately 60 nmi to the east. A fire in Baker County Oregon generated two narrow plumes that moved towards the east and the south. Utah and Colorado: A large fire broke out around 2100Z along the Utah Colorado border in the vicinity of Dinosaur National Monument. Thick plumes of smoke extended 15 nmi to the west and 40 nmi to the east of the fire at 0115Z. Another blaze was active in Utah's Fishlake National Forest. Nevada: A fire in Churchill County produced a plume that extended 40 nmi to the northeast.