DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 1630Z June 12, 2006.
Lower Mississippi Valley/Texas: Scattered fires over eastern Texas and western Louisiana were producing local areas of mainly thin smoke. Southwest US: Several fires over northern Arizona and western New Mexico have been active through the night and are still producing smoke plumes this morning. In western New Mexico fires in Grant and Catron counties were producing moderately dense plumes of smoke that are moving mainly to the northwest. In Arizona there are several fires in Coconino county that are producing thin to locally moderately dense smoke plumes that are generally moving to the north. A broad area of thin smoke from the fires last evening extended from northwest Utah toward the southeast across the four corenrs area and into central New Mexico. Alaska: The wildfire near Fairbanks is still producing a moderately dense smoke plume within about 125 km of Fairbanks...mainly to the east of the city. A thick layer of clouds further east and north obscure any smoke that may be present there. Canada: An area of mainly thin smoke was seen over extreme southeast Yukon Territory, southwest Northwest Territory west of Great Slave Lake and extreme northeast British Columbia. The smoke is moderately dense near the convergence of all three provinces. A few fires over northeast Alberta and northwest Saskatchewan were producing active moderately dense smoke plumes south and west of Lake Athabasca. Ruminski