DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 1530Z July 27, 2006.
Upper Mississippi Valley: An area of diffuse smoke is visible across portions of Minnesota as a result of fires in central Canada. Washington, Oregon, northern California: Fires in Riverside, Nye and Inyo counties in California are producing moderately dense plumes of smoke that are moving towards the west and northwest. A blaze in Oneida County, Oregon, is producing a moderately dense plume of smoke that is moving towards the east. Residual smoke from these fires covered much of the southern two-thirds of Oregon and central Idaho. A large wildfire in Okanogan was producing a dense plume of smoke that snaked northeastward into British Columbia and Saskatchewan, then south into Idaho and Montana. This large area of smoke was advecting towards the east. Residual smoke from this fire was located over eastern Montana, portions of Wyoming, the Dakotas and Nebraska. Central Great Basin: Residual smoke from fires in northern Nevada covered portions of Utah and extreme northeastern Arizona.