DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 1600Z June 03, 2006.
Alaska/Canada: Smoke originating from fires in Russia continues to be seen across portions of Alaska and Canada. The smoke is thin and extends from the northern Gulf of Alaska from southwest of Kodiak Island northeastward across Kodiak Island, the Kenai peninsula and into the central Yukon Territory and the northwestern Northwest Territory. Great Lakes/Southeast Canada: An area of thin smoke, likely from fires in eastern Russia, extends from western Quebec east of James Bay, arcing to the west and southwest across the southern tip of James Bay and then south over Lake Superior across the central upper peninsula of Michigan along the length of Lake Michigan and adjoining coastal areas of Michigan and Wisconsin and into northwest Indiana. A separate plume of smoke was seen over northeast Minnesota from Chisago to southern St Louis county. The source of the smoke is likely either from a fire in Bayfield county in northern Wisconsin or Carlton county in northeast Minnesota. Both of these fires were producing smoke plumes at sunset last evening. Ruminski