DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0230Z September 14, 2005
Washington, Oregon and California: A fire in Walla Walla County, Washington is producing a thin to moderate smoke plume that extends northward. A fire in northwestern Wheeler County, Oregon is producing a dense smoke plume that extends north northwestward into Wasco, Sherman and Gilliam Counties. Fires in central Douglas County, Oregon are producing thin to moderate smoke plumes that extend southeastward. In California, a fire near the borders of Yolo, Napa and Solano Counties is producing a thin to moderate smoke plume that extends primarily southwestward, and a fire in northern Tulare County is producing a thick smoke plume that extends primarily eastward. Wyoming and South Dakota: An area of thin haze and smoke in eastern Wyoming and extreme southwestern South Dakota is moving slowly eastward. The smoke probably originated from fires in the Pacific Northwest. Alabama, Tennessee, and Kentucky A broad area of thin smoke mixed with haze covers much of Alabama and central/eastern Tennessee and central/eastern Kentucky and perhaps extends into south central Ohio. The smoke component of this smoke/haze mix is believed to have originated from fires that occurred in Idaho and Montana several days ago. Agricultural burning today, especially in Alabama, is also contributing. Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi: Numerous agricultural fires in eastern Arkansas and northeastern Louisiana are contributing to an area of thin haze and smoke on and near the western border of Mississippi.