DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE
IMAGERY THROUGH 1500Z, May 25, 2018.
SMOKE: New Mexico/North Texas... A wildfire complex in west-central New Mexico were continuing to emit locally moderate density smoke this morning. Further from the source, the smoke was visible, but the smoke had dispersed and moved out toward the north and east. . Northeastern US/Mid-Atlantic/Southern Canada... Wildfires scattered across southern Canada from British Columbia into Manitoba were observed producing smoke of varying density. As many of these fires have persisted over the last few days, they have produced an expansive area of varying density remnant smoke. The area covers southern Canada from southern NWT and eastern British Columbia through southern Quebec and southeast into 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 in a layer south and west of Mexico. The widespread fire activity throughout western Mexico, coupled with widespread fire activity in southern Mexico yesterday, is the source of this smoke. One fire in southern Mexico was also contributing moderate density smoke to the smoke layer. The smoke from this fire was heading due south. The larger layer of 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