DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0215Z August 22, 2006.
Oregon/Washington/Idaho/Montana/British Columbia/Alberta/Saskatchewan: Wildfires throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alberta are producing a massive area of smoke that stretches from northern California, covering all of Oregon and Washington, most of central and northern Idaho, almost all of Montana, Wisconsin and Idaho; and covering the south central parts of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. The primary sources of this smoke are in Okanogan National Forest of northern Washington and a wildfire in southeast Alberta. Fires located in western Oregon, central Idaho and central Washington are also contributing to this massive area of smoke. The densest portions of smoke are found in western Oregon, northern Washington and southern British Columbia/Alberta. California: Large wildfires located in the National Forest's of northwest California are producing very dense smoke that is moving into southern Oregon and up the west coast. Fires located in the counties of Mariposa and Tuolumne are producing moderately dense to dense smoke that is moving north and covering Alpine county. Nevada: Wildfires are spreading throughout Elko county in the Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest and producing large amounts of very dense smoke that is moving north and covering southern and central Idaho. This smoke is also contributing to the massive area of smoke that is mentioned above. Utah: A fire in Millard county of central Utah is producing a moderately dense plume of smoke that is moving to the north northeast. Virginia: Several fires in central and eastern Virginia are producing plumes of light to moderately dense smoke that is moving to the east or southeast. Banks