DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 1615Z July 21, 2006.
Minnesota/Ontario/: An area of thick smoke is moving southeast from multiple fires burning in southwest Ontario and fires on the border of Ontario/Minnesota. The smoke seems to be thicker in Minnesota most likely from the combine contribution of fires in both areas. Northern Rockies/Northern Great Basin/Inter-mountain West An area of moderately dense smoke possibly from the fires in western Montana and central/southern Idaho is moving southeast across southern Idaho. The smoke continues to move towards Interstate 15 and eventually into western Wyoming. Wyoming/Nebraska/Colorado: Multiple fires burning in Park County Idaho just southeast of Yellowstone National Park is moving southeast across Wyoming through Casper and into the southeast part of the state before crossing the border into southwest Nebraska panhandle and northeast Colorado. The smoke associated with these fires are thick, but begin to become moderately dense once reaching areas around Casper, Wyoming and into the above mentioned states. J Kibler