DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE
IMAGERY THROUGH 0000Z, June 05, 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 CONUS... Numerous wildfires were seen emitting a wide variety of smoke density this afternoon and evening. The most dense smoke was observed emanating from fires in Arizona, New Mexico, and northern Mexican states of Sonora and Chihuahua. This dense smoke was seen across eastern Arizona, much of New Mexico, and the far western Texas Panhandle. other fires producing mainly thin plumes were observed across southern California, western Arizona, Utah, western Colorado, and west Texas. Much of the smoke mentioned above was moving toward the east or northeast. California/Oregon... A few fires in south central Oregon, northern California, and central California were seen producing thin to moderate density smoke. The smoke from fires in central California were moving off toward the southeast while the two smoke plumes further north were moving off toward the northeast. Southeastern CONUS... Active fires from North Carolina into Florida were observed producing mainly light density smoke. The smoke from these fires was moving off toward the southeast or east. BLOWING DUST: Carson Sink... A stream of blowing dust was observed emanating from the southern portions of the Carson sink in west-central Nevada. The dust was moving off toward the east-northeast. 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/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