DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0100Z October 29, 2005
Southern Plains/Lower and Middle Mississippi Valley/Southeast US: A very large cluster of fires stretch across southeastern Missouri, eastern/central Arkansas and northwestern Mississippi (37N/33N and 93W/90W) emitting numerous thin smoke plumes moving mostly southward. The shear volume of emitting fires has formed a moderate area of smoke across this region. Cloud cover yesterday blocked the full view of smoke. Numerous fires across south central/eastern Louisiana (30.5N/29.0N and 92.0W/90.5W) are producing moderate smoke plumes moving south southeast across the state towards/into the Gulf of Mexico. Their are small number of fires across Alabama and western Georgia generating thin smoke plumes moving south southwest across these states. A large fire in Chambers county in southeastern Texas is emitting a thick smoke plume moving southwest across Harris, Galveston and Brazoria counties. A majority of the fires mentioned above are agricultural or prescribed burns. Southern Ontario: A small group of fires north of Lake Superior and Huron between 50.5N/47N and 90.5W/79.5W are emitting moderate areas of smoke moving east to northeast. The rest of eastern Canada remains quiet. Western US and Canada: The number of fires and associated smoke has decreased due to the extensive cloud cover across the region.