DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THRU 0200Z JULY 13, 2005
Alaska/Western Canada: The fires in Alaska continue to burn producing large amounts of smoke moving eastward across Alaska, Yukon and Northwest Territories. The total extent of smoke is difficult to see in GOES 10 imagery due to the extensive cloud cover across most of Alaska and western Canada. These fires have been burning for several weeks Canada/Far Northern and Northeastern US: The ever growing number of Saskatchewan fires are producing a significant amount of smoke this evening across central and eastern Canada and U.S. The smoke from these fires spread southward into eastern North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas then eastward into Minnesota, Iowa, Northern Missouri and Wisconsin. Farther to the east the smoke reaches into the Mid Atlantic and Northeastern U.S. including the state of New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Southern Vermont and New Hampshire, Delaware and New Jersey. Northeastern Quebec and New Foundland Canada/Maine U.S.: A large number of new fires have started across this region producing thin/diffuse smoke spreading southward across eastern Canada and into the northern tip of Maine. The number of fires across this region has increased over the past few days. This will add to the overall amount of smoke and haze across central/eastern Canada and the northern/central U.S..