DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE 1600Z
August 21, 2005
Alaska/Northwestern and northcentral Canada: Cloud cover continues to hamper smoke detection. However, through cloud breaks it appears that most of Alaska, the Yukon Territory, and the area north and northwest of Great Bear Lake are covered by moderate smoke or a smoke haze mix. Farther east the smoke thins. Cloud cover prevents detection of the easternmost edge of the smoke but there might be traces of thin smoke mixed with fog/haze as far east as the northern Hudson Bay. Northwestern U.S.: An area of thin smoke is in several counties in northeastern Oregon, central Idaho and west central Montana and possibly also clips the extreme southeastern part of Washington. Most of this smoke is relatively stationary. The smoke is approximately in a 100 nautical mile wide line from 45.8N 119.3W to 46.6N 113.0W.