DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0145Z September 2, 2005
Idaho, Montana and Utah: 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 stretching approximately 55 nmi to the northeast. A fire in Ravalli County Montana generated a thick plume that extended 92 nmi to the northeast. Another blaze was active in Utah's Unita National Forest near Soldier Summit. Smoke from this fire reached the Colorado line. California: A fire in Tulare County produced a plume that extended 30 nmi to the east while a smaller fire to the south in Inyo County resulted in a plume that stretched 15 nmi to the east.