DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0245Z June 12, 2006.
Lower Mississippi Valley/Texas: Scattered fires in Hancock and Pearl River counties in southern Mississippi are producing moderately dense plumes of smoke that have combined to form one smoke cloud that covers both of these counties as well as surrounding counties. Smaller fires in Louisianna and eastern Texas are producing light plumes of smoke that are heading in a northern direction. Southwest US: In the last few hours of visible imagery, many fires began to produce dense to very dense plumes of smoke across New Mexico and Arizona. Several of these fires are in eastern New Mexico, specifically in Grant and Catron counties where the fires are producing dense plumes of smoke that are moving to the northeast. In Arizona there are several fires in Coconino county that are producing dense plumes of smoke that are heading north. Also in Mohave county, of northwest Arizona there is a fire producing moderately dense to dense plume of smoke that is moving north and crossing into southern Utah/Nevada. Alaska: The wildfire in Fairbanks North was visible for a brief period and continues to produce a very dense plume of smoke that is moving northeast. Banks