DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE
IMAGERY THROUGH 1600Z, May 24, 2018.
SMOKE: New Mexico/Southern Colorado/TX and OK Panhandles... 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 large area of thin density smoke though extended from the fires to the east-northeast over much of northern New Mexico, the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandles, and south central Colorado, with a small patch of moderate density remnant smoke moving across the Texas Panhandle. This smoke plume and remnant smoke will likely continue to move off toward the east. . Northeastern US/Mid-Atlantic/Southern Canada... Wildfires scattered across southern Canada from British Columbia into Manitoba were observed producing smoke of varying density. Many of these fires, along with other fires observed over previous days, have produced an expansive area of varying density remnant smoke. The area covers southern Canada from Eastern British Columbia through Ontario and southeast into southern New England and the Mid-Atlantic out into the open Atlantic. This smoke will likely continue to spread toward the east. . Mexico/Pacific Ocean... Light to moderate density smoke has accumulated south of Mexico. The widespread activity throughout southern and central Mexico is the source of this smoke. This smoke is moving offshore and off toward the west. Hosley 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