DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0200Z November 18, 2005
Arizona and New Mexico: Several fires scattered across Arizona and New Mexico are producing light to moderate smoke plumes extending primarily southward. A fire located northeast of Payson in the Coconino National Forest is responsible for a smoke plume which has spread into the northeastern part of the Phoenix metropolitan area. A fire located just north of the Grand Canyon National Park Airport is producing a plume that extends southward and thus spreads across the region near the Airport. A fire in east central Apache County of Arizona, near the New Mexico border, is producing a narrow plume that extends southward and is nearing Interstate 40. A fire located 20 to 25 miles west of Los Alamos, New Mexico is producing a plume that extends toward the south southeast. Louisiana, Mississippi, eastern Texas and southern Arkansas: Several fires in southeastern Louisiana are producing long, moderately dense smoke plumes that extend toward the southwest and end over the Gulf of Mexico. Additional fires that are producing long moderately dense smoke plumes are in Red River and Natchitoches Counties in Louisiana, Jasper and Wayne Counties in Mississippi, Ouachita and Hot Springs Counties in Arkansas, and Cass, Marion, Panola, and Jefferson Counties in Texas and near the border of Matagorda and Brazoria Counties in Texas. Oklahoma: Five fires in east central Oklahoma are producing moderately dense smoke plumes that extend northward approaching the Tulsa area. A fire near the southern border of Love and Marshall Counties near the Red River is also producing a moderately dense smoke plumes that extends northward. Northwestern Baja California, Mexico: A fire near the coast is producing a large area of moderately dense smoke over the Pacific Ocean.