DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0200Z June 14, 2006.
Four Corners Region/Rocky Mountains: Several large fires over the area were producing areas with extensive smoke cover this evening. The densest and most prominent smoke plume was associated with a wildfire over western Moffat county in northwest Colorado. The smoke plume extended nearly 150 miles northeast into central portions of Wyoming where it then turned to a more northwesterly direction heading into northwest Wyoming and extreme south central Montana. Over eastern Wyoming another wildfire was located over northern Platte county with a moderately dense smoke plume fanning out in an east/west direction from Niobrara county to Dawes county in northwest Nebraska. Other wildfires located over extreme southwest San Juan county in Utah and along the southern Coconino/Navajo county border were producing moderate to at times dense smoke plumes that were drifing northeast. Southern California: A fire over northwest San Diego county was producing a narrow and moderately dense smoke plume that was drifing northeast towards the San Bernardino National Forest. Saskatchewan, Canada: A large wild fire about 70 miles south of Lake Athabasca was producing a large and dense smoke plume that was fanning out between a north and easterly direction. The densest portion of the smoke plume was generally heading east and extended about 100 miles from it's point source. Hanna