DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 1600Z August 14, 2006.
South Dakota/Nebraska: The residua moderately dense smoke from the large fire on the border of Teton/Fremont county in the Bridger-Teton National Forest is scanning east with a belt shape to the southwestern South Dakota and northwestern Nebraska. Washington/Idaho/northwestern Montana/British Columbia/Albeta: The Tripod/Complex fire continues to burn across northern Washington in the Okanogan National Forest and is producing a large area of moderately dense to locally dense smoke. The smoke from the fire and the residues of previous days stretches from the north central Washington east across northern Idaho and southern British Columbia into northwestern Montana and southern Albeta. The large fire still burning in the Boise National Forest and in four counties (Gem, Boise, Valley, and Payette) in central Idaho is producing a large area of moderately dense smoke across the central region of the state. The somke with the residual smoke of previous days is moving northeast and has covered all the central Idaho and almost wetern half of Montana. Oregon: A very large fire in the Deschutes National Forest (counties of Deschutes/Linn) is continuing to produce a moderately dense to locally dense smoke moving northwest east across the northwestern portion of the state. Then, with smoke from the numerous fires in northern California yesterday, a thin smoke layer is covering southwest of Oregon. California: The two fires burning in Tulare county in the Sequoia National Forest continued to producing thin to moderately dense of somoke moving north into Inyo, Mono and Fresno counties. A large area of thin smoke from the residues of previous days covers from just north of Lake Tahoe along the border of California and Nevada to Death Valley. Zhong