DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE
IMAGERY THROUGH 1800Z, May 28, 2018.
SMOKE: New Mexico... A wildfire in Catron county could be seen releasing thin-to-moderately density smoke during the morning and early afternoon hours. The plume is dispersing towards the east extending into Socorro county. Central Canada... A thin plume was observed traveling from west to east covering the majority of central-northern Manitoba. The plume is linked to long-range emissions from wildfires in British Columbia and Alberta. Mexico... Areas of stagnant smoke from previous day fire activity can be seen spreading over the western coastline and into Pacific ocean waters, in addition to the Bay of Campeche where oil rigs contribute additional gas flaring emissions. WS 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