DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 1715Z MAY 12, 2006.
Gulf of Mexico/Florida: A large fire on the Hendry-Palm Beach-Broward County border region is producing a large dense smoke plume that is moving east to southeast and out over the Atlantic. The smoke is likely affecting the Miami-Metro area. A relatively thin ban of moderately dense smoke extends from the Bay of Campeche to the Florida Keys and across southern Florida to the Bahamas. The smoke appears to be concentrated along and ahead a frontal system which has pushed southward into the southern Gulf of Mexico. Texas: Fires in Tyler and Jasper counties are producing narrow plumes of thin smoke that are moving south towards the far southeastern coast of Texas. Dakotas/Southern Canada: Early morning GOES West visible imagery shows an area of haze across the region which may contain a bit of remnant smoke from yesterdays widespread fires in that region. Banks/Simko