DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE
IMAGERY THROUGH 0330Z, June 04, 2018.
NESDIS IS INVESTIGATING THE UTILITY OF THIS TEXT NARRATIVE. IF YOU FIND THIS PRODUCT VALUABLE, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL RESPONSE TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS INDICATING HOW YOU AND/OR YOUR AGENCY USE THE INFORMATION. THANK YOU. SEND EMAIL RESPONSE TO SSDFireTeam@noaa.gov. SMOKE: Southwest/Central/South Central US... Moderately dense to thick smoke was seen spreading to the east and east-northeast from wildfires located in eastern Apache County of northeastern Arizona, and Catron County (Buzzard Fire) of west central New Mexico. More moderately dense to thick smoke was also visible moving to the northeast into southwestern New Mexico from fires just south of the southwestern New Mexico-Mexico border. Somewhat thinner density smoke was noted from other wildfires in southwestern Colorado and eastern Arizona. Farther to the east, a large region of thin density smoke attributed to the aforementioned wildfire activity was seen across a good portion of the Central and South Central US from Nebraska and Kansas southward over much of Texas. Significant cloud cover over Colorado, central to eastern New Mexico, and southwestern Texas limited smoke detection in satellite imagery in those regions. Mexico... Seasonal fires scattered across portions of Mexico continued with a large region of thin to moderately dense smoke noted across southern and western Mexico extending northward to the border regions of New Mexico and western Texas. Locally thicker smoke could be seen with some of the more significant fires in Mexico. JS 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/data/land/fire/currenthms.jpg GIS: ftp://satpsanone.nesdis.noaa.gov/FIRE/HMS/GIS/ KML: http://www.ospo.noaa.gov/data/land/fire/fire.kml (fire) http://www.ospo.noaa.gov/data/land/fire/smoke.kml (smoke) ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS REGARDING THIS PRODUCT SHOULD BE SENT TO SSDFireTeam@noaa.gov