DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 1445Z July 28, 2006.
Northwest U.S./ Northern Plains: GOES-12 imagery showed areas of extensive smoke from the Northern Rockies to the Upper Mississippi Valley. Large fires in W Elko County in N Nevada caused very dense smoke that drifted eastward to N Utah an SW Wyoming. Numerous fires in E Wyoming/ NW Nebraska/ and SW South Dakota caused another area of very dense smoke over the Dakotas and N Minnesota. Central Canada: Numerous fires just south of Lake Athabasca produced thin and moderately dense smoke that drifted to the SE over Saskatchewan and central Manitoba. Alaska: Fires in Yukon-koyukuk County in NE Alaska caused a large area of thin smoke that moved to the NE over N Yukon and the Beaufort Sea. Brown