DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 1600Z June 19, 2006.
Southwest: A wildfire near Sedona in Northern Arizona is continuing to produce a moderately dense plume of smoke that is spreading northeast into Coconino county. An enormous fire in northern Coconino county, Arizona is continuing to produce a dense plume of smoke that is moving northeast into southern Utah. The smoke from this fire has spread overnight to the northeast and now reaches into northeast Colorado and southeast Wyoming. Fires in Grant and Catron counties of western New Mexico are continuing to produce plumes of moderately dense smoke that are spreading within 60km of the the fires. A fire on the county border of Mora and Colfax counties of northeast New Mexico is continuing to produce a swirling plume of moderately dense to dense smoke that is within about 80km of the fire and mainly in Colfax of northeastern New Mexico. A large area of residual light to moderately dense smoke from fires in northeast New Mexico and west Texas was seen over much of eastern New Mexico and western Texas panhandle. Northern plains: An area of thin smoke extended from southwest Manitoba across North Dakota, eastern South Dakota and extreme western Minnesota. The smoke was from persistent fires in northern Saskatchewan. Canada: A cluster of fires surrounding Lake Athabasca in northern Saskatchewan that have been burning for many days have produced several patches of residual smoke that can be seen over areas of northern Saskatchewan and northern Manitoba and parts of the Northwest Territory between Great Bear Lake and Great Slave Lake. The areas reaches western Hudson Bay and northeast Manitoba. Zhong/Ruminski