DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 1530Z July 29, 2006
Northwest US: Fires in the Smith River Natl. Rec. Area are producing a light plume of smoke that moves northeast and joins smoke from fires in central Oregon that then continue over the southeastern corner of Washington to northern Idaho. Fainter smoke from the California fires extends across eastern Oregon and over the panhandle of Idaho. Moderately dense smoke from large fires in north central Washington is moving north into eastern British Columbia. A faint area of smoke over southwestern to central Montana is a remnant from fires both from north central Nevada and western Montanan. Another faint and remnant area of smoke covers the area of northeastern Utah southwestern Wyoming and the extreme northwestern corner of Colorado. The thickest smoke in the US is from several fires in the grasslands of extreme northwest Nebraska that then moves north to cover most of South Dakota and the southern counties of North Dakota. Canada: A detached dissipating faint area of smoke extends from southern Lake Winnipeg Manitoba east to Thunder Bay Ontario. A moderately dense area of smoke extends from the fires south of Lake Athabasca Saskatchewan east across Reindeer Lake to the area north of Lake Winnipeg.