DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 1600Z August 26, 2005
Northern and Central Canada: Thin smoke remaining from Alaskan fires can be seen in non-cloudy parts of the Northwest Territories. There is a swath of smoke from near the border with the northern Yukon Territory that extends southeastward across Great Bear Lake, then just north of Great Slave Lake and finally reaches slightly north of the Saskatchewan/Manitoba border. Whether smoke extends into Saskatchewan and Manitoba cannot be determined due to clouds. Pacific Northwestern U.S.: An area of thin to moderate smoke from Oregon's fires cover southeastern Oregon and southwestern Idaho and extreme northern Nevada. This smoke is moving toward the east or northeast. An area of moderate smoke is seen over northern Oregon, southern Washington and central Idaho and this smoke is moving eastward. Small smoke plumes of moderate density can be seen in southwestern Oregon and southern Elko County, Nevada and Fallon and Prairie Counties, Montana.