DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0130Z June 30, 2006.
Southwest: Smoke was moving east from a fire in northern Clark County, Nevada. Extensive cloud cover over Utah made it difficult to discern the extent of a dense smoke plume extending northeast from a fire in Washington County. California: A fire that erupted in the last 3 hours in Monterey County has produced a plume of smoke that was moving to the southeast. Other fires in Plumas County and Tehama County resulted in plumes that were moving to the northeast. Southeast/Lower Mississippi Valley: A smoke plume has persisted for over 12 hours, extending to the Gulf of Mexico, from a fire in Escambia County, Alabama. A finger of smoke...the result of fires burning in Arizona, Utah and Nevada...stretched from offshore of the Carolinas southwestward across the Florida Panhandle and west along the Gulf Coast to Louisiana. Canada and North Central U.S.: Numerous fires in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba have produced a massive pall of smoke that extended southeast across Ontario, the northern Plains, the Upper and Mid Mississippi Valleys, the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys and the Great Lakes.