DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THRU 1530Z August 06, 2005
Alaska: Dense cloud cover this morning prevents observation of the persistent smoke that has been in Alaska and neighboring areas. Northwest Territories and adjacent areas: A large area of moderate smoke extends from south of Great Bear Lake across Great Slave Lake to south and southeast of Lake Athabasca. Southwestern Canada: A fire in southern British Columbia has a large light to moderate smoke plume that extends eastward into Alberta and possibly into Saskatchewan. Northwest U.S. Last night's numerous fires and resulting smoke plumes in Washington, Idaho and western Montana have not yet become apparent this morning, except for a fire in extreme western Ravalli County, Montana that is currently accompanied by a plume extending eastward. An eastward-moving area of thin smoke in eastern Montana is a remnant of last nights fires.