DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0015Z September 23, 2005
Middle/Lower Mississippi Valley: An extensive area of haze with some smoke from numerous agricultural fires extended from eastern Texas across Arkansas into southern Missouri and extreme western Tennessee. A fire in Cameron County Louisiana produced a discernible smoke plume that extended 67 nmi to the southwest into the Gulf of Mexico. Texas: Thin smoke extended from southwest to northeast for 68 nmi centered on a fire in Castro County. A large plume of smoke extended 168 nmi to the southwest of a blaze in Jefferson County. Tennessee: A thin plume of smoke extended 67 nmi to the north of a blaze in Marion County. California: A significant area of dust was moving slowly towards the east across Riverside County. Washington/Idaho: Extensive cloud cover precluded the detection of smoke associated with numerous fires burning across northern Idaho and eastern Washington.