DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0230Z August 9, 2006.
Northwest Territories/Northern Saskatchewan and Manitoba: Numerous fires burning in/around Great Bear Lake are producing a large area of thick smoke moving north across the lake towards the North Arctic Circle. Washington/Southern Canada/the western Great Lake States: The very large wildfire located in Okanogan National Forest (Tripod Complex) continues to spread and burn across northern Washington. Although cloud cover today is making it difficult to see the full extent of the smoke, thick smoke can be seen moving north from the fire into southern British Columbia. Furthermore, the overall smoke from this fire burning during the last few days can be seen stretching from southeast British Columbia into southern/central sections of Alberta/Saskatchewan/Manitoba to southern Ontario and southeastward into Minnesota/Wisconsin and portion of Michigan. Oregon/Idaho/Utah/California: This evening a vertical series of fires from western central Marion to southwestern Linn counties of Oregon start to burn and produce a large area of moderately dense smoke, that is moving mainly eastward. The smoke covers almost all of the two counties above. Three fires in Idaho, Valley, and Custer counties of Idaho are producing thin to moderately dense plumes of smoke that are moving north. A fire in Box Elder county Utah (just northwest/bordering Great Salt Lake) is emitting a moderately dense plume of smoke north across the southeastern Idaho corner to the central of border between Idaho and Wyoming. A fire in Tuolumne county and two fires in Tulare County in California are producing thin to moderately dense plumes of smoke moving northeast. Texas and Florida: Two fires in Mills and along the border between Menard and Concho counties in Texas are producing puffs of moderately dense smoke that are mainly moving north. A fire along the boundary between Marion and Lake counties of Florida is producing a large area plume of smoke moving eastward to Gulf Mexico. Zhong