DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 1600Z June 13, 2006.
Texas: A few small fires in east Texas are producing small, mostly thin smoke plumes that extend to the southwest less than 40 km. Arizona, New Mexico, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah: Several fires in this area last evening and overnight produced moderate to thick smoke plumes that have generally lifted to the northeast. The smoke was mainly detected over eastern Utah, central Wyoming, western Colorado, central Arizona and north central New Mexico. The smoke has thinned out from last evening but patches of moderately dense smoke are still seen. At 14Z these patches were over Carbon and Emery counties in Utah, Routt and Eagle counties in Colorado, Natrona and Converse counties in Wyoming and Yavapai county in Arizona. A fire along the Utah/Arizona border near extreme southwest San Juan county in Utah is still producing a moderately dense smoke plume this morning that extends about 50 km to the east. Alaska: The wildfire west southwest of Fairbanks has extensive cloud cover over it and precludes smoke detection this morning. Canada: A patch of moderately dense smoke from fire last evening is seen over Lake Athabasca and along the Saskatchewan/Northern Territory border. An area of very thin smoke is seen over southwest Northwest Territory and extreme southeast Yukon Territory. Mexico: An small, thin smoke plume from a fire in northern Baja extends to the northeast within 20 km of the source. Ruminski/Zhong