DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0230Z August 12, 2006.
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/Montana/California: A fire in eastern Linn county of Oregon is producing a moderately dense plume of smoke that is moving mainly east along the border between Jefferson and Deschutes counties to the north of Crook county in Oregon. 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. A bunch of fires in northern Valley, western Custer and eastern Washington counties of Idaho are burning crazy and producing locally very dense plumes of smoke that are moving northeast all the way to southwestern Montana; there, the smoke from fires or Idaho combining with the smoke from a fire along the border of Lewis And Clark and Powell counties in Montana producing a moderately dense plume of smoke moving east covers from central Idaho to southwestern Montana. The other fire in Petroleum county of Montana is producing a narrow plume of moderately smoke that is scanning from north to south around the fire spot. The smoke is combined with very dense plumes of smoke which is moving northeast and produced from two fires in southern Park county and along the border between Teton and Fermont counties of Wyoming. The smoke from those fires above covers all of Big Horn counties in both Montana and Wyoming, portion of Park, Teton, Hot Springs counties in Wyoming, and Yellowstone, Rosebuo, Garfield, and Treasure counties in Montana. Two fires in northwestern corner of Trinity county and northwestern Mendocino county in northern California are producing moderately dense to locally dense plumes of smoke that is swirling around and the smoke covered the following counties in California: Siskiyou, Humboldt, Trinity, Mendocino, and Glenn counties. A fire in eastern Sierra and another two fires in eastern Tulare county of California are producing moderately dense to locally dense plumes of smoke that are mainly moving northeast and influencing Washoe county in Nevada and Inyo county in California respectively. Florida: Five fires in Marion, Hernado, Manatee, Putnam and Glades counties of Florida are producing thin to moderately dense plumes of smoke that is moving east. The smoke from fires in Putnam and Marion counties are a little bit denser and moving east and across Flagler and volusia counties to the Atlantic Ocean. Northwestern Territories of Canada: The fires east of Great Bear Lake came back this evening and several fires north of Great Bear Lake appears at this evening's satellite imagery. These fires are producing moderately dense plumes of smoke that is moving northeast. Zhong