DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 1600Z August 2, 2006.
Washington: The Tripod Complex in Okanogan Nat'l Forest northeast of Twisp, WA continue to produce dense smoke across the burn area SSE to the Columbia river where it thins out to thin smoke over NE Washington (north of the Columbia River) into the Kettle River Range and Selkirk Mtns. The smoke then increases density to moderate to dense smoke from the active portion of last evening's intensification that has moved ENE across N Bonner and all of Boundary counties in ID, all of the southern Canadian Rockies south of 50N between 117W and 114W. The same area also affects most of the Rockies of NW MT north of 47N out to the front range and high plains of MT around 112W. California: Dense smoke is covering most of the narrow valleys in NW California and remains low level near most of the major fires including: The Hunter, Uncle, Bar, and Junction complexes. Thin to moderate in the midlevels of the atmosphere extend from San Fransisco Bay, north across the NW between I-5 and the coastal mountain range into the Siskiyou Mtns along the OR/CA line. Most Humboldt and Del Norte counties are unaffected at this time. Gallina