DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THRU 1700Z JULY 24, 2005
Northern Alaska/Russia: A large area of smoke in various densities is spreading northward from the Brooks range in Northern Alaska to the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas and into the Arctic Ocean. The smoke has also moved westward into eastern Russia. Due to cloud cover across most of central/southern Alaska the full coverage of smoke cannot be defined. Western U.S./Northern Central Plains: A fire in Crook County Wyoming on the western border of South Dakota is producing dense smoke across five states. The smoke spreads across all of eastern Wyoming as far east as Casper then northward into the counties of Powder River and Carter in southeastern Montana. The moderate smoke then moves northeastward into southwest North Dakota to near interstate 94 and eastward through all of western South Dakota. The smoke now is moving southeastward into the Panhandle of Nebraska. This is a relatively new fire in Wyoming.