DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE
IMAGERY THROUGH 1500Z, June 11, 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: Central Rockies/Central Plains... Thick smoke plumes were observed emanating from the 416 and Burro fires in southwestern Colorado, as well as from a fire in the Manti-La Sal National forest in central Utah. Lighter smoke was also observed emanating from the Buzzard Fire in New Mexico and the Badger Creek Fire on the Wyoming/Colorado border. Much of this smoke was moving off toward the east. Further east, a large area of light to moderate density remnant smoke was observed across the Great Plains from northern Texas into eastern South Dakota. This area of remnant was moving off toward the east and northeast. The fires mentioned in the previous paragraph are the likely sources of this area of smoke. Mississippi Valley... Light density remnant smoke, presumably from the 416 Fire and/or the fire in central Utah, was also observed over the mid-Mississippi Valley. The smoke covers an area extending from far southeastern Iowa south-southwest into northern Mississippi. This area of smoke is moving off toward the southeast. Central Alaska... A couple of moderate to thick density smoke plumes were observed across central Alaska. The thickest area of smoke, which may have become detached, is moving off toward the south over the towns of Poorman and McGrath, with the southern edge approaching the western portions of the Alaska Range in south-central Alaska. Closer to the parent fires, the smoke is moving off toward the southwest. 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