DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THRU 0100Z JULY 17, 2005
Alaska/Northwestern Canada: The fires in this area are producing a significant amount of smoke across northern/central Alaska and eastward into northern Yukon and western Northwest Territories as seen in GOES 10 satellite imagery. The smoke then stretches southward into northern Alberta and Saskatchewan to around the Lake Athabasca region. Northeastern Ontario/Western Quebec: Fires across the region are generating small to moderate size smoke plumes moving towards the northeast. The number of fires once again has increased since yesterday and have been throughout the week. Southern Idaho/Northern Nevada: These mostly new fires are beginning to produce large plumes of smoke. The plumes are moving eastward into western Wyoming and northern Utah. The fires continue to grow as seen in GOES 12 and 10 satellite imagery. Central Plains/Upper Midwest/Southern Ontario/Quebec: Smoke stretches across a large area of the Central Plains and Upper Midwest including the states of Oklahoma, Kansas, eastern Nebraska, Missouri Illinois Iowa, southern Minnesota, Wisconsin and northern Michigan. The smoke then moves northward into southern Ontario and Quebec. The smoke is coming from fires burning in the Central Plains and left over smoke from the Saskatchewan fires.