DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 1645Z MAY 8, 2006.
Western Gulf of Mexico: Widespread smoke covers much of the western half of the Gulf of Mexico due to the numerous amount of fires over the eastern tip of Yucatan peninsula and southern Mexico. The densest parts of this enormous mass of smoke are observed to be coming off of the Mexican states of Veracruz and Tabasco. Cuba/Florida: A fire that has been burning for days in southwest Cuba is giving off a narrow dense smoke plume that is heading northeast and reaching the shores of Florida at the Marco/Naples area. A fire in Palm Beach county is producing a moderately dense plume of smoke that is moving northeast, brushing over the eastern part of Lake Okeechobee and just reaching the Atlantic. Banks/Simko