DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 1600Z June 05, 2006.
Alaska/Canada: The large fire in the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge in SW Alaska continues to produce a plume of dense smoke that drifted southward to western Bethel County. An area of thin density smoke, a combination of residual smoke from fires in Russia and the Yukon Delta, is seen covering much of southwest Alaska from Norton Sound east to Denali and covering the Kenai peninsula. This smoke also covers part of the northern Gulf of Alaska. Numerous fires across northern Saskatchewan are producing plumes of moderately dense to locally dense smoke that drifted mostly toward the east. The fires are mostly south of Athabasca Lake and west of Reindeer Lake. An isolated fire in southeast Quebec just north Sept. Iles on the north side of the mouth of the St Lawrence river is producing a moderately dense smoke plume that is drifting south and southeast over the Ile d' Anticosti. Louisiana: A fire in eastern St Mary parish is producing a thin smoke plume that is now drifting to the southwest into the Gulf of Mexico. Residual smoke from overnight had been drifting to the southeast and is now moving out over the Gulf from St Mary to Plaquemines parishes. Florida: A fire in north central Broward county is producing a thin plume of smoke that extends to the east reaching the Atlantic coast. Ruminski