DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THRU 0100Z August 10, 2005
Northwest U.S.: Dense smoke extends from southeastern Washington state into Idaho and then into western Montana. Much of the smoke is from the persistent fire in Garfield County Washington, but fires in northern Idaho and western Montana are also contributing smoke. In addition there are two small smoke plumes in Oregon; a fire in northwest Linn County is producing light to moderate smoke that is moving eastward and a fire in Coos County is producing moderate smoke that is moving to the southeast. Alaska and western Canada: Numerous fires in Alaska are producing a large area of moderate to thick smoke that covers almost all of Alaska (except for the extreme northern and southern part of the state), as well as most of the Yukon Territory and a small part of northern British Columbia.