DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THRU 1500Z JULY 15, 2005
Northwestern Canada: GOES-10 visible imagery showed a long plume of smoke stretching from the fires between Great Bear Lake and Great Slave Lake in the Northern Territories across extreme northeastern Alberta to northern Saskatchewan and into central Manitoba then turning northeastward towards Hudson Bay. Alaska: Two significant areas of smoke exist. The fire in the Kenai Peninsula has generated smoke across the western side of the peninsula south across Cook Inlet, Afognak Island, and the Gulf of Alaska and west beyond Lake Iliamna. The second area of smoke extends from the Denali NP westward though not as far as the Norton Sound. Southeastern Canada: Smoke can be seen moving anticyclonically from southeastern Ontario across southern Quebec into James Bay. The smoke was thickest between Lac Parent and Lac St.-Jean in southern Quebec. Great Lakes and New England: Smoke stretches from Michigan eastward across New York, Massachusetts, southern Vermont and southern New Hampshire.