DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0215Z June 20, 2006.
Florida: A large fire on the Florida panhandle started producing a light plume of smoke early this afternoon. This fire has since grown into a rather large fire that is producing a moderately dense to dense plume of smoke that is moving south into the Gulf of Mexico and extending nearly 125 miles. A fire in northwest Florida is producing a light plume of smoke that is moving east. Nebraska/Kansas: A light to moderately dense large area of smoke from southwestern wildfires has been continuously been moving east across Nebraska and Kansas. Texas: A fire in northeast Texas is producing a light narrow plume of smoke that is moving to the northwest. Smoke from a large fire in Arizona yesterday has been observed covering the majority of the Texas pandhandle throughout the day. Southwest US: An enormous wildfire in northeast New Mexico started producing a very dense plume of smoke late in the day that is moving northeast and spreading through northern Texas and southeast Colorado. Several fires along the Arizona and New Mexico central border are producing dense plumes of smoke that have combined and are moving northeast into central New Mexico. These fires are located in Catron and Grant counties. The wildfire on the southern border of Coconino county of central Arizona continues to burn today, producing a dense plume of smoke that is extending northeast to the New Mexico border. The enormous wildfire that was burning yesterday in northern Arizona continues to burn and produce a very dense plume of smoke that is moving northeast extending across Utah and into Colorado. Canada: The cluster of fires surrounding Lake Athabasca in northern Saskatchewan continue to produce vast amounts of dense smoke that are affecting northeast Alberta, as well as moving southeast across Saskatchewan and into central Manitoba. Several fires in northern Manitoba are producing locally dense plumes of smoke that are moving southeast. Banks