DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 1700Z August 13, 2006.
Wyoming: A large fire on the border of Teton/Fremont county is producing an area of moderately dense smoke moving mostly westerly. A small area of thin smoke is moving towards the south into Sublette county and east back into Fremont county from this fire. Idaho: A very large wildfire burning in the Boise National Forest and in the counties of Gem, Payette, Boise and Valley continues to produce a large area of thick smoke. The plume is moving southeast across central and into southern Idaho. The western edge of the smoke is fanning out and beginning to reach near the border of Washington State. Washington: The Tripod/Complex fire continues to burn across northern Washington State in the Okanogan National Forest. The fire is emitting a large area of thick smoke moving northwest into southern British Columbia and across a large portion of eastern Washington. This fire has been burning for weeks. Oregon: A very large fire in Deschutes county is continuing to burn, but smoke is difficult to see in morning GOES-11 imagery. A thin area of smoke/haze is covering most of the state and is likely from fires in Idaho, the Tripod/Complex in Washington and the numerous fire burning in northern California. California: The fire in northwest Trinity county and also located in the Trinity National Forest continued to burn overnight and throughout this morning outputting a large area of thick smoke. The smoke is moving west northwest into Humboldt, Del Norte and Siskiyou counties and reaching into southwestern Oregon and the Pacific Ocean. J Kibler