DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0100Z August 14, 2006.
Wyoming: A large fire on the border of Teton/Fremont county in the Bridger-Teton National Forest is producing an area of very dense smoke moving east into the counties of Hot Springs, Big Horn and Park. A smaller fire in the county of Sublette and also in the Bridger-Teton National Forest is emitting an area of moderately dense smoke that is moving east into Fremont county. Washington/Idaho/Northeast Oregon/British Columbia: The Tripod/Complex fire continues to burn across northern Washington in the Okanogan National Forest and when combined with the fire in northeast Yakima county are producing a large area of thick smoke. The smoke from these fires stretch across most of central/eastern Washington into southern British Columbia and across northern/central Idaho and northeast Oregon. The smoke across southeast Washington is somewhat thinner then the smoke across the other mentioned regions. The large fire burning in the Boise National Forest and in four counties (Gem, Boise, Valley, and Payette) in central Idaho is producing a large area of very dense smoke across the central region of the state. Some medium size fires in Valley, Custer and Idaho counties along with multiple smaller fires in Idaho county are creating a large area of smoke when combined with the larger fire mentioned above. The total coverage area is central/southern Idaho. Currently, the smoke from these fires are moving north or northeast and are beginning to reach the Idaho/Montana border. Montana: Moderately dense smoke from fires in the counties of Ravalli, Lewis and Clark and Powell is moving east across the western portion of the state. Oregon: A very large fire in the Deschutes National Forest (counties of Deschutes/Linn) is continuing to burn and along with fires in Hood River, Lane, Clackamas counties is producing an area of moderately dense to thick smoke moving northwest across the northwestern portion of the state. Then, with the Tripod/Complex fire in Washington State and the numerous fires in northern California, a thin smoke layer is covering most of the state with only thicker smoke covering the region mentioned above. California: The large fire in the Trinity National Forest combined with the medium sized fires in Siskiyou and northern Mendocino counties are producing an area of thick smoke covering most of northwest California and into southwest Oregon. In Southern California a large fire burning on the border of Los Angeles/Kern counties near Gorman and in the Los Padres National Forest is emitting a large area of moderately dense smoke along Interstate 5 across Bakersfield and into southern Tulare county. Then, two fires burning in Tulare county in the Sequoia National Forest are producing an area of thick smoke moving north into Inyo, Mono and Fresno counties. J Kibler