DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0015Z February 9, 2006
Arizona: A fire near the Gila/Coconino County border near Long Valley is producing a plume of dense smoke that is moving towards the north. Southern California: Wildfire in Orange County near Anaheim has produced a large area of smoke that extends into the Pacific for over 200 nmi. The plume is thin to moderately dense. Lower Mississippi Valley: Numerous fires are burning with a few producing smoke plumes that are moving towards the east. Some of the more notable fires: Rapides County, Louisiana produced a plume that reached the Louisiana/Mississippi border. Plume from a fire in Natchitoches County, Louisiana, reached the northeast Louisiana/Mississippi border before dissipating. A thick plume of smoke crossed into Louisiana from a fire in San Jacinto County, Texas. Smoke reached San Jacinto County from a fire burning in nearby Montgomery County, Texas. A thick plume of smoke was moving northward from a fire in Orange County, Texas. A thick plume of smoke extended 50 nmi to the southeast from a blaze in Scott County, Arkansas. Southeast U.S.: Some of the numerous fires in Georgia produced smoke plumes that moved towards the southeast while blazes in Alabama generated smoke that moved off to the east. A notable fire in Escambia County, Alabama produced thick smoke that moved east through Covington County. Numerous fires were burning in Florida from the Panhandle down the Peninsula. Smoke was generally moving towards the southeast. Smoke extended into the Gulf from a fire in Franklin County.