DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0225Z July 2, 2006.
California: Fires in Modoc and Siskiyou Counties of northern California are producing moderately dense plumes of smoke that are moving north into southern Oregon. Another large fire in northern California, located in Plumas county is producing a moderately dense plume of smoke that is spreading north to northeast and crossing into northwest Nevada. Utah: The fire in Washington county continues to burn through the evening, but visible smoke is limited as clouds have moved into the area. Several other fires are burning in Utah/Arizona/Nevada but the clouds make it very difficult to see smoke being produced by them. Canada/Northern US: In eastern British Columbia, northern Alberta, Saskatchewan, and northern Manitoba provinces the wildfires continue to produce massive amounts of smoke that are covering a good portion of western/central Canada. The wildfires in eastern British Columbia are currently producing the most dense portions of smoke. The massive area of smoke has also moved south and is affecting portions of North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Eastern: This evenings visible imagery shows smoke/haze over the eastern part of the US and out into the Atlantic Ocean. This enormous area of smoke has been carried by winds moving in a southeast direction from the Canadian fires mentioned above. Banks