DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THRU 1600Z JULY 27, 2005
Alaska/NW Canada: A broad area of thick smoke along a northwest to southeast axis stretches from the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas across northern and central Alaska to as far south as the Taylor Mountains and the Alaska Ranges. The smoke stretches southeastward across northern and central sections of the Yukon and Northwest Territories of Canada north of Great Bear Lake and just south of Great Slave Lake. This area of smoke is less dense then in Alaska. The smoke should begin to move into northern Alberta and Saskatchewan and may have already done so, but it is not visible in GOES 10 morning imagery. Oregon: A fire burning in Jackson County, Oregon east of Medford is producing a thin area of smoke. The smoke is moving across central Jackson County northward into Douglas County to near the Uppqua National Forest. Ontario: A thin area of smoke stretching across Lake Nipigon in Ontario is moving southeastward across Lake Superior. The smoke is currently reaching into the extreme northeastern section of Minnesota and northern Wisconsin.