DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THRU 0100Z JULY 15, 2005
Alaska/Northwestern Canada: Cloud cover continues to hinder smoke detection but three fairly small areas of smoke can be seen. One area is produced by a fire in south central Yukon-Koyukuk. Another starts in the southwestern Kenai Peninsula and extends westward and southwestward over Cook Inlet. Finally the numerous fires between Great Bear Lake and Great Slave Lake are producing a third quasi-stationary area of smoke. Southeastern Canada and New York: Increasing fires in Quebec and eastern Ontario are producing large and very dense smoke plumes. In Quebec the smoke plumes extend southward with the smoke moving toward but not yet entering New York State. In Ontario the plumes extend toward the north or east. Earlier today a large area of smoke was seen west of the Hudson Bay. Kansas: Very numerous agricultural burns are producing a hazy smoky mix in central Kansas.