DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0330Z MAY 16, 2006.
Idaho/Montana/Washington: Scattered fire activity over mostly northeast Washington/northern Idaho and northwest Montana were producing smoke plumes that were lifting northeast at sunset. The most prominent smoke plume was associated with a fire very near the Canadian border of the Coleville National Forest in Ferry county, Washington. The smoke plume was very dense and extended nearly 100 miles northeast of it's point source. Another very prominent smoke plume was associated with fire activity along the western slopes of the Bitterroot range in Shoshone county, Idaho. Smoke was moderately to occasionaly dense with the plume extending northeast to near Glacier National Park in Montana. Alberta, Canada: Two very large fires were occurring in the vicinity of the Rocky Mountain Forest Res. this evening and were producing a large smoke plume that was being transported east nearly 175 miles towards the Saskatchewan border. The plume was moderately to occasionally dense in localized areas. Saskatchewan/western Manitoba: A large area of what is believed to be agricultural burns was producing a large area of moderately dense smoke along the western shores of Lake Winnipegosis and extending west for 200 miles into central Saskatchewan. Quebec: A large wildfire just southeast of James Bay was producing an extremely dense smoke plume drifing southwest at sunset towards the Nottoway river. Hanna