DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THRU 0230Z JULY 10, 2005
Alaska: Smoke produced by several large fires across central Alaska continues to spread generally eastward across the border into northwestern Canada. Canada/North Central US: The enormous area of smoke produced by very large wildfires across north central Saskatchewan Province and Manitoba Province of west-central Canada is visible across a large portion of central Canada, covering Hudson Bay, as well as the far northwestern Great Lakes region around Lake Superior, the upper peninsula of Michigan, and far northern lower Michigan. The huge mass of smoke generally appears to be spreading eastward. Eastern Canada: A diminishing detached area of smoke visible for the past couple of days across far southeastern Canada has shifted into Newfoundland and off the coast into the Atlantic. This smoke is likely a combination of the fires over Saskatchewan and Manitoba Provinces as well as fires over Quebec Province. Southwest: A number of large fires across northern Baja California continue to send smoke plumes northeastward into far southeastern California and southwestern Arizona.