DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 2345Z February 9, 2006
Mid Atlantic: Fires in Cumberland, Burlington, and Ocean counties in New Jersey have generated smoke plumes that extended over 100 km to the east. A 100 km plume extended to the east of a blaze in Augusta County Virginia. Southeast: Thick smoke was moving south from fires in Putnam and Jones counties in Georgia. Smoke from a fire in Indian River County, Florida reached the Bahamas. Thick smoke was moving south from a fire in Columbia County, Florida while smoke extended into the Gulf from fires in Liberty and Calhoun counties. Numerous smoke plumes extended to the south from fires in Alabama including active blazes in Washington and Clarke counties. Lower Mississippi County: A dense plume of smoke was spreading from southwest to northwest from a fire in Scott County, Mississippi while a similarly dense plume was spreading northeast from a blaze in Winston County. A fire in Calhoun County, Arkansas produced a thick plume that was moving towards the northwest. Numerous other plumes in Arkansas were moving towards the north. California: The Orange County fire was still generating smoke that extended offshore. A large area of residual smoke lies over a large expanse of ocean off the northern half of the Baja Peninsula.