DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 1600Z August 15, 2006.
California/Nevada/Oregon/Washington/Idaho/Montana/Wyoming/the Dakotas/Nebraska/Iowa/British Columbia/Alberta/Saskatchewan/Manitoba: A tremendous amount of smoke covers a large area of the western U.S. and southwest/south central Canada from the numerous wildfires. Smoke stretches across most of eastern California until getting to northern California where it covers all of that section of the state. The smoke then stretches across eastern half of Oregon and across most of eastern/central Washington state before spreading into southeastern British Columbia. Then, the smoke moves east into southern Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, and covers all of Montana, the Dakotas, Nebraska, and northern half of Wyoming; moreover, it reaches to Iowa. The largest smoke producing fires from the smoke mentioned above are the following: Northern California: The Trinity National Forest fire continues to produce large amounts of very thick smoke moving east and north and reaching southern Oregon. The fire in Mendocino county is emitting moderately dense smoke moving NE to central western Oregon. Oregon: The very large erratic smoke producing fire in the Deschutes National Forest is continuing to burn with smoke moving east (mainly southeast), which combined with the smoke from northern California at cental Oregon. Washington: The Tripod/Complex fire which has been burning for weeks is emitting a enormous amount of very thick smoke which is moving along northern Washington/Idaho/Montana and southern British Columbia/Alberta. Moderately dense smoke from this fire is reaching western Saskatchewan. Idaho: Very large fires burning in the Boise and Payette National Forest are producing areas of very thick smoke moving across central Idaho and into western/central Montana. Wyoming: Fires in the county of Natrona are still burning and producing moderately dense plumes of smoke moving east across the borer between Wyoming, South Dakota and Nebraska to southern South Dakota and panhandle are of Nebraska. Zhong