DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THRU 1600Z August 13, 2005
Northwest US: In contrast to last night, most of Washington, Idaho, and Oregon appear smoke-free this morning. There are, however, small, faint smoke areas in southeastern Oregon and on the border of Washington and Idaho. Also, in southwest Oregon, the Blossom Complex fire is currently producing only a small narrow smoke plume that extends toward the southwest and reaches the coast. Alaska and western Canada: The large area of dense smoke continues to cover most of Alaska with just the southernmost part of the state relatively smoke-free. The smoke continues into the Yukon Territories (and possibly further east but cloud cover prevents observation of the Great Bear Lake area). The dense smoke is also moving southward and has already reached central British Columbia and Alberta.