DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0100Z July 5, 2006.
North central U.S and most of Canada: The very numerous and bright fires in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan are continuing to produce a huge area of moderate to dense smoke covering the eastern two thirds of British Colombia, and almost all of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. Less dense smoke extends into Ontario, Quebec, the Hudson Bay, northeastern Montana, all of North Dakota, northern South Dakota, all of Minnesota and possibly Iowa and Michigan. Mid Atlantic to Tennessee Valley: A mixture of light smoke and haze seen this afternoon in this area seems to have diminished before nightfall. The smoke is believed to be "leftover" smoke originally coming from the fires in western and central Canada.