DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0202Z APRIL 06, 2006.
Texas/Louisiana: A fire over southern San Augustine county near Sam Rayburn Reservoir in eastern Texas was producing a large and moderately dense smoke plume that extended northeast nearly 100 miles into portions of northwest Louisiana. Another fire over the northern half of Cherokee county appeared to be producing a small smoke plume that was drifting northeast into southern Smith county. Kentucky/Tennessee/North Carolina: A fire in the vicinity of the Daniel Boone National Forest was producing a very long and moderately dense smoke plume that extended over 110 miles southeast to near Hot Springs in the Bald Mountains of Tenessee/North Carolina. Georgia: Fire activity over Muscogee and Chattahoochee counties in western Georgia produced a composite smoke plume that extended nearly 50 miles southeast towards Sumter and Lee counties earlier this afternoon but the smoke plume became obscured by incoming high clouds towards sunset. New Mexico/Texas: Strong winds ahead of the vigourous system now pushing out of the Great Basin was kicking up dust throughout portions of southwestern New Mexico and northern Old Mexico and transporting into southeastern New Mexico and extreme western Texas. Hanna