DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 1500Z July 19, 2006.
Minnesota/Wisconsin/Ontario: The wildfires throughout Lake and Cook counties are continuing to produce a large area of dense smoke that is now moving northeast into southern Ontario across Lake Nipigon. Remnant smoke from this fire continues to cover a larger portion of southern Wisconsin an southern Michigan. Central US: Remnant smoke from the massive fires of yesterday is visible in the satellite imagery this morning. The smoke is mostly thin to moderately dense and almost covers all the central US from north to south, including the following states: North and South Dakota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Kansas, Arkansas, Indiana, Nebraska, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Texas, and Louisiana. The densest part of the plume now appears to be over portions of the Tennessee and Ohio Valley. California: The large fire in Lassen county in northern California is still producing a dense smoke plume fanning mostly to the east and it covers nearly the entire panhandle of Lassen county. Idaho/Montana: A fire in northeast Valley county is still producing a dense smoke plume that extends 170 miles northeast into the southeast Montana county of Jefferson. Several fires continue to burn along mainly the western half of Fort Peck Lake and are producing a moderately dense to at times locally dense smoke plumes that has fanned out to the northwest near the border between Montana and Saskatchewan province of western Canada and covers the entire portion of northeastern Montana. Zhong