DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0200Z September 12, 2005
Quebec: There is a fire about 70 km east of the Quebec/Ontario border (at about 48N 78.5W). This fire is producing a dense smoke plume that extends about 200 km toward the east. California: A fire near the border of Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties is producing thick smoke spreading in several directions in both counties. Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan and Ontario: A large area of haze appears to be mixed with some thin smoke that is a remnant of the fires earlier this week in Idaho and Montana. The smoke/haze mix covers much of Illinois, southeastern Wisconsin, and Michigan and extends across Lake Huron even reaching into southeastern Ontario. Louisiana: Two large fire complexes in Cameron County (and to a lesser extent smaller fires in Vermilion County) are producing dense smoke plumes that extend toward the northwest. The plumes from the Cameron County fires extend into Texas.