DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0100Z October 9, 2005
Northern and Central California: Light to moderate smoke, or a smoke and haze mix is observed in Yuba, Butte, Glenn, Colusa and Yolo Counties as a result of several fires in the area. In Butte and Yuba Counties the smoke is moving northeastward while in Glenn, Colusa and Yolo Counties the movement is primarily westward. Southern California and Western Arizona: Moderate blowing dust is seen in extreme southeastern California, southwestern Arizona, and neighboring areas of Mexico. The dust is moving toward the southeast. Kansas, Texas and Oklahoma Again tonight agricultural burns primarily in south-central and western Kansas are producing light to moderate areas of smoke that move northward, often detaching from the fires. In addition, fires in Castro and Lamb Counties in northern Texas and a fire in Comanche County in southwestern Oklahoma produced or are producing northward light to moderate smoke plumes.