DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THRU 1600Z August 07, 2005
U.S. Northwest and northern Plain States: A fire in southeastern Washington (near the border of Columbia and Garfield Counties) is producing a very large plume of dense smoke. The plume extends through Idaho, then widens covering much of Montana and continues into western and central North Dakota before becoming fainter as it reaches into South Dakota. British Columbia: The extreme southeastern part of British Columbia has thin eastward-moving smoke that is presumably a remnant of last nights fires. The smoke has almost moved into Alberta. Ontario: Several fires north and northwest of Lake Superior are producing fairly dense smoke plumes that extend toward the south, in some cases reaching Lake Superior. Alaska and northwestern Canada: Dense smoke covers central Alaska, the northern Yukon and the westernmost part of the Northwest Territories. The smoke might extend to other parts of Alaska and northwest Canada but cloud cover is hindering smoke detection.