DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0150Z August 21, 2006.
Northwest US/northern Plains/the Great Lakes states/ British Columbia/Alberta/Saskatchewan: Wildfires in northern Washington, central Idaho and northwestern corner of Nevada are still burning this morning; however, since all these fires are covered by dense smoke or clouds, it is difficult to tell whether they are still producing smoke this morning. The large area of moderately dense to locally dense plume of smoke can be seen all over the northwestern US (including Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming)and southwestern Canada (including British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan). The thin part of the massive area of smoke covered the northern Plains (including North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and part of Nebraska), and the western states around the Great Lakes (including Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois). Zhong