DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0030Z December 8, 2005
Arizona: Fires near Fort Defiance in east central Apache County of northeastern AZ, in the Coconino National Forest in southern Coconino County of central AZ, and in the Apache-Sitegreaves National Forest near the Apache-Greenlee County border in east central AZ were responsible for smoke plumes which generally extended less than 50 miles from the source. Smoke from the fire in southern Coconino County was moving southward earlier in the afternoon, but changes in the wind direction blew the smoke more in an eastward direction later in the afternoon. Baja California: A fire in northwestern Baja California (south of Tijuana but north of Ensenada) is producing moderate to dense smoke. The smoke is moving toward the south southeast (approaching Ensenada and Real del Castillo) and also toward the southwest (reaching the coast).