DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 1600Z July 4, 2006.
Northern/Central US/Canada: The large number of wildfires burning in western/central Canada continue to produce enormous amounts of smoke across central/eastern British Columbia, all of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and most of Quebec. The smoke reaches as far north as southeast Yukon Territory, southern Northwest Territory and eastward across all of the Hudson Bay and southern Nunavut and Baffin Island. Southward, the smoke reaches across the northern/central Central Plains, the upper and central Mississippi Valley and east into the Upper Great Lakes region. The most dense portions of smoke can be found in central/eastern British Columbia and northern/central Alberta, most of Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The particular U.S. state affected are eastern Montana and Wyoming, all of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, northeast Colorado, northern Kansas, Missouri and Illinois. Smoke should continue to move northeast across British Columbia and then southeast across Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and U.S. Smoke will begin to reach the states of Oklahoma, most of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio over the next few hours. J Kibler