DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0100Z August 23, 2005
Alaska/Northwestern and North Central Canada: An area of dense smoke from northwest to southeast stretches from the Beaufort Sea southward across the Mackenzie Mountains and Great Bear Lake/Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories. The smoke then moves into northern Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba to as far south as Reindeer Lake. The smoke begins to thin out as it spreads eastward across northeastern Manitoba into northwestern Hudson Bay. This smoke is associated with the numerous fires across Alaska and the Yukon Territory. California/Oregon/Washington. A fire in Franklin county Washington is producing an area of thin smoke moving southeast across the county. A fire in the Siskiyo National Forest in southwestern Oregon near the town of Agnes's is producing an area of thin smoke moving southwesterly across Saddle Mountain into the Pacific Ocean. The smoke stretches southward along the California/Pacific coast to just east of Redwood National Park. A fire east of Fresno, California burning in the Sequoia National Forest is producing an area of thin smoke moving eastward across the Kings Canyon National Park and westward across the San Joaquin Valley. California/Nevada: The Barrel fire burning in northwest Nevada is producing a thick area of smoke moving east northeastward across extreme southeast Oregon to near the Idaho border. Minnesota/North Dakota/Manitoba: Numerous fire across northern Minnesota, northeastern North Dakota and southeastern Manitoba are producing small smoke plumes moving north northwestward to near the southern tip of Lake Winnipeg.