DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE
IMAGERY THROUGH 0300Z, June 06, 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: The Four Corners States/West Texas Panhandle... From central Utah into the West Texas Panhandle, smoke moderate to thin density smoke was observed emanating from wildfires in central Utah, southwestern Colorado, and east-central New Mexico. Fire activity was also observed across the West Texas Panhandle as well. Much of the smoke throughout the region was moving off toward the east-northeast. Central California... A few wildfires were observed emitting dense smoke this afternoon across central California. Two of the wildfires were located closer to the Pacific coast, while much of the other activity was located along the eastern San Joaquin Valley and the Sierras. Much of the smoke was moving off toward the north. Pacific Ocean/Pacific Northwest/Southern Canada... Thin to moderate remnant smoke of unknown origin was observed moving from the Pacific Ocean into the Pacific Northwest across southwestern Canada and Montana into North Dakota, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. This area of smoke was moving north and east. 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