DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0200Z July 6, 2006.
Southeastern U.S: A large area of thin smoke from the residual of fires from the past several days are continuing to move northeast to the Atalantic Ocean from eastern North Carolina. There is one fire in Florida in southern Lafayette county producing moderately dense plume of smoke, which is moving mainly west to the Gulf Mexico. A fire in Georgia in Jeff Davis county is producing a thin plume of smoke moving northwest. Western U.S California: Small fires in southern Inyo and along the west slope of the Sierras on the Tulare/Fresno county border are producing small areas of smoke. The smoke is mainly moving northeast. Central/Eastern U.S and West/Central Canada: The massive wildfires across northern British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba continue to produce moderately dense to locally very dense areas of smoke that cover nearly all four provinces. The enormous area of smoke has also moved southeast into the U.S. with the most dense portions affecting the northern and central Plains, including the Dakotas, Minnesota, and western Iowa. The smoke becomes a little thinner further south and east as it extends as far south as northern Arkansas and east through the Ohio Valley into northwest Pennsylvania. MR/BZ