DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0230Z July 9, 2006.
Central and Western Canada: Clouds over northern British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba continue to hamper fire and smoke detection. However what can be seen through breaks in the clouds seems to be substantially less fires and smoke than had been observed over the past week. Eastern U.S., Midwest, and Southeast: A mixture of light to moderate smoke and haze covers much of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Tennesee, northern Georgia, northern Alabama, western North and South Carolina, and then extends in a swath from eastern Kentucky, through western Pennsylvania and then New York, northward across New England, New Brunswick and the Gulf of St Lawrence. The smoke originated days ago from the fires in Canada. Texas and Arkansas: A fire in eastern Pope County, Arkansas, is producing very dense smoke that extends into neighboring counties to the north and northeast. A fire in southern Nolan County, Texas is producing a moderate smoke plume that extends toward the northwest into Borden County. Northern California: A fire in southwestern Colusa County is producing light to moderate smoke that is spreading out in all directions. A fire near the border of Tehama and Trinity Counties is producing a light to moderate smoke plume that extends toward the northwest.