DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0200Z August 11, 2006.
Washington/Montana/south of western Canada/: The very large wildfire located in Okanogan National Forest (Tripod Complex) continues to spread and burn across northern Washington and thick smoke can be seen moving north from the fire into southern British Columbia. The fire in western Glacier county of Montana started burning this afternoon and produced a thin to moderately dense plume of smoke that is moving northeast to southern Alberta province of Canada. Oregon/Idaho/Wyoming/southwestern Montana/Utah/California: A fire in Hood River county of Oregon is producing a moderately dense plume of smoke, that is moving mainly northeast across the northwestern corner of Wasco county in Oregon to Klickitat county of Washington. Another fire along the border of Deschutes and Lane counties in Oregon is producing a moderately dense plume of smoke that has fanned out to the east and covered central Jefferson, northwestern Crook, and northern Deschutes counties. Three fires in central Valley, and northwestern Custer and along the border of Custer and Valley counties of Idaho are producing dense plumes of smoke that are moving northeast and extending to Missoula, Ravalili, Deer Lodge, and Beaverhead in southwestern Montana. Three fires in Converse, Park and Teton counties of Wyoming are burning and producing moderately dense to locally very dense plumes of smoke that are either fanning out to the east or moving to northeast. The smoke from these fires influences Park, Big Horn, Washakie, Hot Springs, Fermont, Platte, Goshen, and Niobrara counties in Wyoming, and Sioux county in western Nebraska. Three fires along the intersection area of Trinity, Siskiyou, and Humboldt counties in norther California are producing moderately dense to locally dense plumes of smoke that has moved northeast and covered most counties in norther California. Two Fires in eastern Tulare county of southern California are producing moderately dense plumes of smoke that are mainly moving northeast. Florida: Four fires in western Massau, eastern Marion southern Citrus and southeastern Collier counties of Florida are producing moderately dense plumes of smoke. The smoke plumes from the first three fires are swriling around, but that from the last fire is moving northeast. The smoke plumes influences portion of the counties including Massau, Duval, Marion, Flagler, Volusia, Lake, Citrus, Hernando, Collier, and Broward counties in Florida. Zhong