DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 1615Z August 8, 2006.
Northwest Territories/Northern Saskatchewan and Manitoba: Multiple fires burning in/around Great Bear Lake are producing a large area of thick smoke moving north across the lake and throughout the western/central sections of the Northwest Territories. Smoke from these fire during the past few days has pushed eastward across the Territory (moderately dense smoke) and then southward into the northern sections of Saskatchewan and Manitoba (thin smoke). Washington/Southern Canada/Northern U.S.: The very large wildfire located in Okanogan National Forest (Tripod Complex) continues to spread and burn across northern Washington. Cloud cover today is making it difficult to see the full extent of the smoke, but thick smoke can be seen moving north from the fire into southern British Columbia. But, the overall smoke from this fire burning during the last few days can be seen stretching from southeast British Columbia into southern/central sections of Alberta/Saskatchewan/Manitoba (northern boundary to 55N) to southern Ontario and southeastward into Minnesota/Wisconsin and the western parts of Michigan. Across the U.S. the southern boundary smoke stretches from northern Montana into North/South Dakota and northern Iowa. Utah: A fire in Box Elder county Utah (just northwest/bordering Great Salt Lake) is emitting a narrow plume of moderately dense smoke north to the southern Idaho border. J Kibler