DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THRU 0100Z JULY 18, 2005
Alaska/Northwestern Canada: Fires burning in Yukon and Northwest Territories are producing an area of thick smoke that stretches from the Territories south to the Alberta border. An area of thin smoke stretches from southern Northwest Territories into northern/central Saskatchewan. Considerable cloudiness across most of Alaska and Northwestern Canada is making it difficult to see any further smoke in GOES 10 imagery. Ontario/Quebec/Maine: A large area of thick smoke stretching from eastern Ontario is moving across Quebec then eastward into southern Labrador, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, New Brunswick and northern Maine. The source of this smoke is from the numerous fires in Quebec and eastern Ontario. The majority of these fires are in Quebec. Upper Midwest/Northern Ohio Valley/Great Lakes: An area of thin smoke has slowly moved eastward from the Central/Northern Plains over the last couple of days. The smoke now covers northern Missouri, Iowa, eastern Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, northern Ohio and then northward into southern Ontario.