DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0232Z June 15, 2006.
Middle Mississippi Valley (Arkansas/Missouri): Widespread fire activity over the region was producing numerous smoke plumes that were drifting mostly west and southwest over Arkansas. Over the boot heel of Missouri smoke plumes have congealed into a larger composite smoke plume that was also drifting mostly west and southwest. The plume was moderately to at times locally dense. Four-Corners Region (Utah/Colorado/Arizona/New Mexico): Local wildfires throughout the region were producing numerous smoke plumes that were rapidly lifting northeast. Cloud cover associated with approaching frontal boundary has limited detection of smoke cover this evening but still well defined smoke plumes were located with the point source fire activity at the following locations: Custer county in Colorado Catron county in New Mexico Coconino and Navajo counties in Arizona Kane and San Juan counties in Utah Saskatchewan, Canada: A large area of mostly dense smoke was observed over northern Saskatchewan near Lake Athabasca. The smoke originated from a large wildfire 70 miles south of Lake Athabasca and also from smaller but still noteworthy fire activity along the southern shore of Lake Athabasca. Hanna