DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0215Z APRIL 20, 2006.
Central Plains (OK/KS/MO): Another day of significant fire activity over eastern Kansas and northeastern Oklahoma has generated a large area of smoke over most of the eastern third of Kansas this evening. The collective smoke plume was lifting northeast to very near the Kansas City metro area and extended from there into portions of northwest Missouri. Some of the denser smoke plumes were associated with fire activity in the counties of Greenwood/Lyon/Wabaunsee. Montana: An area of concentrated fire activity was detected over the counties of Pondera/Teton/Cascade this evening which has produced an area of smoke over the counties mentioned above. At sunset the smoke plume was seen drifting southeast towards the Cascade/Meagher county area. Oregon: Widely scattered fire activity was producing extremely isolated smoke plumes that were drifting north this evening. The most notable smoke plume was associated with a fire over northwest Lake county. Hanna