DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THRU 1630Z JULY 21, 2005
Northwestern/Central Canada: The fires that have been burning in Yukon and Northwest Territories this past week are leaving a large area of smoke across Northwestern/Central Canada. Smoke this morning in GOES 10 and 12 imagery now extends southward into the northern/central Alberta and Saskatchewan Provinces and then spreads eastward into central Manitoba just east of Lake Winnipeg. The smoke should reach the west central half of Ontario by this afternoon or early evening. The full extent of the smoke continues to be difficult to estimate due to cloud cover across the region.