DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0300Z October 5, 2005
Pennsylvania: The fire along the Somerset-Bedford County border continues to be visible through satellite imagery. Today, it is producing a smoke plume which extends approximately 75 miles to the north-northwest. Central and South Central US: Numerous agricultural burns concentrated primarily over southeastern Missouri and northeastern Arkansas are responsible for an area of smoke which has spread northwestward during the afternoon and evening. Other fires scattered across the remainder of Arkansas, northern Louisiana, and northeastern Texas are likely a combination of agricultural burns and possible wildfires. A fairly widespread area of smoke was visible early this evening moving westward, particularly over southern Arkansas. Southwestern US: The fire in the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge in Yuma County of southwestern Arizona continues to burn, producing a small eastward moving smoke plume. A relatively small batch of smoke from a couple of fires over far northwestern Baja was moving northwestward this evening and may be entering the western suburbs of San Diego, California. Satellite imagery this afternoon and evening did indicate some remnant fire activity from last week's large southern California fires which was emitting a possible area of smoke that had spread from the LA-Ventura County line to the southwest and offshore. Smoke from a fire on the northern side of Lake Tahoe in Placer County, CA moved westward and into the Sacramento Valley by sunset.