DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0100Z August 23, 2005
Alaska/Northwestern Canada: Thick smoke extends from northeast Alaska across the northern Yukon Territory through central Northwest Territories just west of Great Bear Lake, over Great Slave Lake and entering into extreme northeast Alberta and northwest Saskatchewan. Oregon: Moderately dense smoke is associated with a fire in southwest Oregon near the Wild Rogue Wilderness Area. The smoke is moving south and is approaching the California border. Another fire over Harney County has generated a smoke plume moving towards the northeast. California/Nevada: Smoke from the Sequoia/Kings Canyon blaze extends 85 nmi to the west into the central valley. A fire in Washoe County, Nevada is producing a thick plume that is moving east. Minnesota: A fire in Lake of Woods County is producing a smoke plume that is moving north along the Manitoba/Ontario border.