DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0200Z July 22, 2006.
Alaska/Canada: Many fires in the mountain ranges on the Alaskan/Yukon Territory border are producing dense to very dense plumes of smoke that are all combining to form a massive area of smoke that is reaching as far north as the Mackenzie Bay. There are several wildfires throughout the Franklin Mountains in the Northwest Territories that are producing dense smoke. The largest fire is found just west of Great Bear Lake and is producing very dense smoke that is moving to the northeast across the lake and reaching as far as the Coronation Gulf/Victoria Island. Southeast of Lake Athabasca in northwest Saskatchewan there are several wildfires that are producing moderately dense plumes of smoke that are moving to the east. Ontario/Minnesota: The wildfire in southwest Ontario continues to burn today producing a very dense plume of that is fanning out to the southeast. This smoke is reaching as far east as the eastern edge of Lake Superior and is moving as far south as Minnesota and northern Wisconsin. The fires along the Ontario/Minnesota border are also producing moderately dense plumes of smoke that are moving south and combining with the smoke from the fire in southwest Ontario. Montana: A fire in Granite county of western Montana is producing a moderately dense plume of smoke that is fanning out to the northwest. Idaho/Montana: Several fires in northern and central Idaho are producing smoke ranging from moderately dense to very dense and moving to the southeast into Wyoming. The wildfires in and around Park county of northwest Wyoming are also producing massive amounts of very dense smoke that are moving southeast across the entire state and into northeast Colorado, southwest Nebraska, and northwest Kansas. Banks