DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0100Z September 29, 2005
Pacific Northwest: Numerous fires were burning across Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Washington and Oregon. A thick plume was moving east northeast from a blaze in Flathead County Montana. Thin smoke plumes were moving east and northeast from fires in Lake, Lincoln, Boundary, Shoshone, Latah and Mineral counties in Idaha as well as Whitman county Washington. Thick smoke emanating from a fire in Custer Idaho extended 41 nmi to the east. A thick plume from a blaze in Natrona County Wyoming stretched for 30 km to the southeast. California and Arizona: Thick smoke was moving west from a fire in Lassen County California. Two fires were active in Siskiyou County California. One near the border with Oregon was generating smoke which was fanning out in all directions while a second to the west had smoke extending west to the coast. Thick smoke from a blaze in LA/Ventura Counties generated a thick smoke plume that stretched 83 nmi to the west. Thin plumes emanating from fires in Riverside and San Diego counties stretched 50 nmi and 110 nmi, respectively, to the west. A large blaze in Gila County Arizona has resulted in a thick plume of smoke that extended 156 nmi to the northeast.