DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0215Z August 20, 2006.
Texas: A rather large fire in Palo Pinto County of central Texas is producing a moderately dense to dense plume of smoke that is moving off to the northwest. Washington/Idaho/Montana/British Columbia/Alberta/Saskatchewan: The large wildfire burning throughout Okanogan National Forest continues to produce a massive amount of dense to very dense smoke. This enormous area of smoke is moving to the east, but is heading both north and south. It is affecting southern British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan, while also moving across north central Idaho and covering northwestern Montana. Wildfires are also burning throughout central Idaho in Boise National Forest, producing dense smoke that is moving to the north. Oregon: Fires in northwestern Oregon continue to produce smoke ranging from moderately dense to very dense, that is seemingly staying local to the fires, spreading slightly in all directions. California: The wildfires within the National Forest's of northern California are producing dense to very dense smoke that is fanning out to the west. A fire in Tulare county is producing a moderately dense plume of smoke that extends nearly 150 miles to the north. Wyoming: The wildfires throughout northwestern Wyoming flared up again late in the evening, producing dense plumes of smoke that are moving to the east into central Wyoming. Manitoba/Ontario: Fires in eastern Manitoba are producing smoke ranging from light to dense that is moving to the east and reaching western Ontario. Banks