DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0235Z July 16, 2006.
Minnesota: The wildfires in Lake and Cook counties of northeast Minnesota continue to burn today producing a dense to very dense plume of smoke that stretches east covering almost all of Lake Superior. Washington/Idaho/Montana/Wyoming: A fire in Spokane county of eastern Washington State is producing a moderately dense plume of smoke that is moving northeast into northern Idaho. A wildfire that borders the counties of Valley and Lemhi continues to burn today producing a dense smoke plume that is heading in a northeast direction and crossing into western Montana. A fire on the border of Idaho and British Columbia is producing a moderately dense plume of smoke that is moving northeast into southern Alberta. The enormous wildfires in central Montana and northern Wyoming continued to produce massive amounts of very dense smoke throughout the entire day. This giant area of smoke is moving east and covering eastern Montana, the Dakota's, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, northern Nebraska, northeast Missouri, and western Indiana. The smoke that reaches as far east as Illinois/Indiana becomes very thin, but is still clearly visible. The densest portions of smoke are found in Montana, the Dakota's and Minnesota. California/Nevada/Utah: The large wildfire in San Bernardino county of southern California continues to produce a massive amount of very dense smoke that is mainly moving in a northern direction into Nevada, but visible imagery shows that some of the smoke has fanned out to the southwest. In Tulare county of southcentral California the wildfire continues to produce dense to very dense smoke that extends across Nevada and into southeast Idaho and western Wyoming. A fire in Santa Clara county of central California is producing a moderately dense plume of smoke that has fanned out in all directions throughout the day. Several fires in central Nevada are producing moderately dense to dense plumes of smoke that are all moving to the northeast. Canada: Several wildires on the western border of Ontario are producing moderately dense to dense plumes of smoke that are moving due east and extending into central Ontario. Banks