DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE
IMAGERY THROUGH 0002Z, May 24, 2018.
SMOKE: New Mexico/Southern Colorado... A couple of wildfire complexes in west central New Mexico were continuing to emit locally moderate density smoke which was confined relatively close to the actual fires during the morning. A larger shield of thin density smoke though extended from the fires to the north-northeast over north central New Mexico and across the border into south central Colorado. . Northeastern US/Northern Great Lakes Region/Much of Southern and Central Canada... More than a dozen likely wildfires were scattered across a broad region stretching from northeastern British Columbia in western Canada to near the border of southeastern Manitoba-Ontario in south central Canada. A large expansive area of varying density smoke from these fires covered a sizable portion of southern and central Canada from northeastern Alberta to the southern end of Hudson Bay to southeastern Quebec. A portion of the thin to locally moderately dense also brushed across the northern Great Lakes region and spread across much of the Northeast to off the coast of Maine and Massachusetts into the Atlantic Ocean. . Rodriguez THIS TEXT PRODUCT IS PRIMARILY INTENDED TO DESCRIBE SIGNIFICANT AREAS OF SMOKE ASSOCIATED WITH ACTIVE FIRES AND SMOKE WHICH HAS BECOME DETACHED FROM THE FIRES AND DRIFTED SOME DISTANCE AWAY FROM THE SOURCE FIRE. TYPICALLY OVER THE COURSE OF ONE OR MORE DAYS. AREAS OF BLOWING DUST ARE ALSO DESCRIBED. USERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO VIEW A GRAPHIC DEPICTION OF THESE AND OTHER PLUMES WHICH ARE LESS EXTENSIVE AND STILL ATTACHED TO THE SOURCE FIRE IN VARIOUS GRAPHIC FORMATS ON OUR WEB SITE: JPEG: http://www.ospo.noaa.gov/Products/land/hms.html GIS: http://www.firedetect.noaa.gov/viewer.htm KML: http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/FIRE/kml.html ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS REGARDING THIS PRODUCT SHOULD BE SENT TO SSDFireTeam@noaa.gov