DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0300Z August 13, 2006.
Ontario: A fire in the Pukaskwa National Park just north of Lake Superior is producing a moderately dense plume of smoke moving northeast across the area. Florida: A large and growing fire in the Ocala National Forest in Marion County is producing a very thick narrow plume of smoke moving east across the northern part of the state. Full coverage of the smoke plume is hard to see due to cloud cover. A fire on the border of Clay/Bradford county is emitting a moderately dense of plume smoke moving east. Multiple light smoke plumes can be seen moving across Lake Okeechobee from fire in/around the lake. Idaho: A very large wildfire burning in the Boise National Forest and in the counties of Gem, Payette, Boise and Valley is emitting a very thick smoke plume. The plume is moving southeast across central and into southern Idaho. In Valley county, two other medium size fires are burning in the central portion producing very dense smoke plumes moving southeast across central Idaho. A fire in Idaho county and one on the border of Jerome/Lincoln counties are emitting areas of moderately dense smoke moving east and southeast. The overall smoke coverage from these fires listed above and other smaller fires are covering a large portion of central/southern Idaho and into western Montana. Washington: The Tripod/Complex fire continues to burn across northern Washington State in the Okanogan National Forest producing a large area of very dense smoke moving south. Two fires in Franklin county are producing areas of moderately dense smoke moving south. Oregon: A very large fire in Deschutes county is emitting an area of very thick smoke across Lane and Douglas counties. The smoke movement is both west and south. A fire in Lane county is producing an area of moderately dense smoke moving west. California: In Trinity county a large fire producing very thick smoke moving towards the northwest is reaching the Pacific coastline. The southern extent of the smoke reaches Mendocino county. A fire in Mendocino county is emitting an area of dense smoke that was moving just west across the county earlier in the day, but is now also moving east into Glenn county. Multiple large fires burning in Tulare county are producing areas of thick smoke with total coverage in the counties of Inyo, Fresno, Kern and San Bernardino. A smaller fire is burning in Tuolumine county and is emitting an area of dense smoke moving northeast into Mono and Alpine counties. J Kibler