DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 1615Z MAY 10, 2006.
Gulf of Mexico/Gulf Coast states: The tremendous number of large fires burning in southern Mexico and the Yucatan continue produce smoke which covers much the western two thirds of the Gulf. Very dense smoke was along and near the northeast portion of the Yucatan. A broad area of moderately dense to locally dense smoke was from the Florida panhandle along the coast westward thru southeast Louisiana and then south into the Bay of Campeche. A separate area of moderately dense smoke was from southwest Palm Beach/northwest Broward counties and drifting eastward out over the Atlantic. A large number of fires over Cuba continue to spew smoke that is lifting north itno the eastern Gulf of Mexico, mainly off the west Florida coast. Pennsylvania: A fire over northwest Clinton county was producing a moderately dense smoke plume extending to the northwest into southeast McKean county. Idaho/Washington/Oregon: A number of fires are producing mainly small smoke plumes that are locally moderately dense. The plumes were all drifting to the north or northeast. The fires were located in Clearwater, Adams and Boise counties in Idaho, Okanogan county in Washington and northern Harney, northern Malheur and eastern Grant counties in Oregon. Arizona: A pair of fires in northwest Coconino county near the Grand Canyon were producing smoke plumes that extended to the east. The smoke was moderately dense and the plume from the larger of the blazes extended to northern Navajo county. Ruminski