DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 1800Z June 14, 2006.
Montana/South Dakota: An area of moderately dense smoke was observed over portions of southeast Montana and into extreme northwest South Dakota. The smoke appeared to originate from numerous wildfires yesterday from the Rocky Mountain front range and into the Four-Corners region. Middle Mississippi Valley: An area of moderately dense smoke from fire activity over the last several days in the Rocky Mountain Front Range and Four-Corners region was seen moving southeast this morning along the Mississippi River. Smoke was observed to cover southeast Iowa, most of the eastern half of Missouri and the western half of Illinois. Saskatchewan, Canada: A large area of moderately to at times locally dense smoke was observed over northern Saskatchewan near Lake Athabasca and over the southeast portions of the Northwest Territories. The smoke appeared to originate from a large wildfire south of Lake Athabasca last night. Hanna