DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THRU 0100Z JULY 25, 2005
Alaska/Yukon: Numerous large Alaskan fires continue unabated and the accompanying large band of smoke of various densities extends from the Yukon through central Alaska and then out across the Bering Sea. The smoke covers more than a third of Alaska tonight and is very dense in some areas. Ontario: Two fires north of Lake Nipigon and one fire south of the Lake have fairly large and dense smoke plumes that extend toward the east. The smoke from the southern fire reaches the northernmost tip of Lake Superior. Western U.S./Northern Central Plains: The fire in southeastern Crook County, Wyoming continues to produce fairly thick smoke over several counties in South Dakota. A fire that began midday in Fergus County, Montana is producing smoke that affects several counties to its east. A new fire near the border of San Benito and Monterey counties in California is sending a fairly small and diffuse smoke plume mostly toward the south and east.