DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0200Z APRIL 23, 2006.
Cuba/Gulf of Mexico: An area of light smoke mixed with haze is moving north northwest across the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Clouds are mixing in blocking the full view of smoke. The smoke is from agricultural fires burning for the last few days across western and central Cuba. The northern tip of the smoke stretches to near 26N/84W. Mexico/Guatemala: Thin smoke from agricultural fires burning across the states of Yucatan, Quintana Roo, Campeche, Tabasco in Mexico and north Guatemala is moving north into the southwestern section of the Gulf of Mexico. Clouds stretching along eastern Mexico and the western Gulf of Mexico is making the full view of smoke very difficult to see. An area of thin smoke is moving off the coast of western Mexico into the Pacific. The smoke is from agricultural fires burning across western Mexico over the pass few days. The western edge of the smoke stretches from 20N/106W to 10N/97W. Washington: A small fire in Grant county is producing a light area of smoke that is moving south into Benton and Yakima counties. North Dakota/Wyoming: Thin smoke is moving north into Canada from a rather intense fire burning on the border of North Dakota and Wyoming. There is also a small fire burning in Mille Lacs county producing a small smoke plume moving west into Ramsey county. South Dakota: A single fire in Bennet county is giving off a thin/moderately dense smoke plume heading north into Mellette and Todd counties. Banks/Kibler