DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 1915Z June 15, 2006.
Louisiana: A very hot fire with moderately dense smoke is located SW of Greenwood in Caddo Parish. The smoke is moving NW and is mixing out through a developing field of fair weather cumulus. SE Missouri: Multiple agricultural burns in the low flat lands of the SE Missouri have been producing short duration puffs of moderate to thin smoke. The puffs are moving quickly NW and dissipating no more than 40km from their sources. Arizona/New Mexico: A thin area of remnant smoke from a fire in Northern Baja California was seen in early morning G-10 imagery over central AZ. The area was moving NE into the Four Corners area before it was too difficult to see. A few fires in Catron county in western NM were producing thin smoke that was relegated to low altitudes in the valleys but was moving northeastward through the valleys based on valley winds. Upper Great Lakes: A thin area of smoke from prior burning in Canada and Alaska over the last week was pulled south into the US over N WI and the SW portions of the Upper Peninsula of MI also covering portions of Lk Superior and C Lk Michigan. The smoke was moving SE under influence of the eastern side of an amplified ridge over the Central US. S Quebec: Thin to moderately dense smoke could be seen across the Upper St. Lawrence Seaway NE of New Brunswick and N of ME. The smoke was moving S under influence of a weak short wave trof moving along the NW side of the main trof from former TS Alberto. N Ontario: A thin area of smoke could be seen moving due east along the Ontario/Hudson Bay shoreline. N Saskatchewan: A large area of dense smoke can be seen in the middle levels of the atmosphere below high level cirrus. The smoke is from a large fire burning south of Lk Athabasca. The smoke appears tobe directly under the High Pressure as the entire plume appears to be rotating anticyclonicly with a narrow extension N of the fire turning from N to NE. Northwest Territories: An area of thin smoke from fires in Alaska from earlier emissions this week cover a 5 degree (North to South) wide swath across the entire length of the NW territories. The center line of the E-W plume is oriented just north of the Great Slave Lake. Gallina