DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0130Z June 18, 2006.
New Mexico/Arizona: Moderately dense smoke from the Wilson, Martinez, Brushy and Skates fires is moving south across southwestern New Mexico through the counties of Catron and Grant. Some of the smoke is reaching Interstate 10 and thinner smoke may be reaching the Mexico border. A fire in central Colfax county is emitting moderately dense smoke moving southeast across Hardin and Union counties. The smoke is moving across Interstate 25. In Arizona, moderately dense smoke is being produced by the Indian wildfire located in Coconino county. Smoke is moving south across the county. Baja California: Numerous large fires in northern Baja California are producing areas of moderately dense to thick smoke. Areal coverage of the smoke has grown during the day and is moving west towards the Pacific. The smoke from the northern most fire is moving south southeast. Western/Central Canada: A thin line of smoke is stretching from the western Northwest Territories southeast to northern Saskatchewan and Alberta. The source of the southern edge smoke is coming from the numerous fires burning near and around Lake Athabasca in northwest Saskatchewan and northeast Alberta. The northern edge smoke source cannot be confirmed. Eastern Canada: An area of thin smoke stretches from eastern Quebec southward to northern Maine. The source of this smoke is from the numerous fires burning in western Quebec just east of James Bay. The smoke has continued to move eastward throughout the day. J Kibler