DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0115Z May 25, 2006.
Central US: An area of light smoke mixed with haze and possible other pollutants is moving east across the Central Plains and into the Lower and Middle Mississippi Valley. The smoke source cannot be confirmed although it could be from previous fires burning across the northern plains last week and agricultural fires burning in the Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley this week. Colorado: A fire burning in La Plata County in southwest Colorado is producing a thick plume of smoke. The smoke is moving east across the county and has been emitting for the past 6 hours. In Duray county, a fire is emitting a moderately dense plume of smoke moving east. Texas: A fire burning since yesterday on the border of Armstrong and Randall counties is emitting a large area of thick smoke. Today the smoke is moving south across the Texas Panhandle. Louisiana: Fires in Rapides, Grant, Vernon and St. Landay counties are emitting long, but narrow plumes of moderate to thick smoke. The smoke is moving north across the state and the fires are most likely agriculturally based. Alabama: A fire burning in the county of Nueces is producing a moderately dense smoke plume. The plume of smoke is moving southeast into the state of Georgia. This fire is mostly likely an agricultural burn. J Kibler