DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0132Z May 19, 2006.
Canada/ Great Plains: A large wild fire continues to burn in SW Quebec east of James Bay. Dense smoke extended to the west and then northward over the bay. An extensive area of smoke and haze stretched from the fires in Manitoba and Saskatchewan to the Central Plains. Southeastern States: Scattered fires from SE Georgia to NE Texas produced plumes of moderately dense smoke that drifted mostly toward the east. The largest fires with dense smoke occurred in western Liberty County in Georgia and southern Natchitoches Parish in Louisiana. Northwestern States: A fire in western Grays Harbor County in Washington produced a plume of moderately dense smoke that drifted to the southeast over Thurston County. Another fire in Lincoln County in NW Oregon produced a plume of moderately dense smoke that extended to the northeast over W Clackamas and Multnomah County. Brown