DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0200Z MAY 14, 2006.
Gulf of Mexico/Florida/Georgia: Numerous fires in Mexico and Central America continue to produce moderately dense smoke that is spreading west of Mexico and out into the Pacific, as well as moving north through the Bay of Campeche into southern portions of Texas, and moving along a front in the southern Gulf of Mexico, across the Florida Keys, and reaching areas past the Bahamas. The densest portion of the smoke is found coming off the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula. The large wildfire along the Hendry-Palm Beach-Broward county border region is still producing a dense smoke plume that is moving east to southeast. This smoke is possibly affecting the Miami-Metro area. Several fires are producing smoke in and around the panhandle of Florida and the central east coast of Georgia. Louisiana/Mississippi/Alabama: Several fires are found producing relatively thin smoke plumes scattered throughout this area. Texas: Fires along the eastern portion of Texas are producing light smoke plumes that are moving in a northeast direction. Northwest United States: Fires are producing small plumes of smoke scattered throughout Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Banks/JS