DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0100Z January 4, 2006
Southern Plains: Numerous fires were burning in the Southern Plains but relatively few of them were generating smoke plumes. One notable exception was a blaze in Pittsburgh County, OK, which produced a plume that extended 140 nmi to the north. Other smaller plumes were associated with fires in Lamar and Newton counties, Texas. Smoke from these fires was moving north. Lower Mississippi Valley: A large number of fires were burning in this region but, again, relatively few were generating smoke with some notable exceptions. Smoke extended 90 nmi to the southeast of a blaze in the Marsh Island State Wildlife Refuge. Other notable smoke-producing fires were active in Iberia, St. Martin, Lafouche, St. James and Assumption Parishes, Louisiana. Smoke from these fires were generally moving towards the east. California: Blazes in Imperial County produced smoke plumes that were moving slowly towards the north.