DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0230Z July 24, 2006.
California: A large fire in Kern county of southern California is producing a dense plume of smoke that is moving to the north/northwest. On Santa Catalina Island off the coast of southern California there is a fire burning that is producing a significant amount of locally dense smoke that is fanning out in all directions off the island. Wyoming/Idaho: The wildfires throughout Wyoming and Idaho continue to burn this evening producing dense smoke that is moving southeast into eastern Utah and western Colorado. Texas: A fire in Coryell county of central Texas is producing a moderately dense plume of smoke that is moving south. Alaska/Yukon Territory: A fire flared up late in the evening in Fairbanks North and is producing a dense plume of smoke that is moving to the north. Many fires along the Alaskan/Yukon Territory border continue to burn in the mountains producing moderately dense to very dense smoke that is all moving to the east, or northeast. Northwest Territory: Several wildfires are visible burning in the Mackenzie Mountain Range and producing very dense smoke that is moving southeast. Several fires south of Great Slave Lake are producing moderately dense to dense plumes of smoke and are moving directly east. Alberta/Saskatchewan: Fires in western Alberta are producing moderately dense smoke that has moved southeast into the Northern Central Plains. The wildfires in northeast Saskatchewan surrounding Lake Athabasca are producing massive amounts of very dense smoke that is moving to both the north and the south of the lake. Banks