DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE
IMAGERY THROUGH 0245 UTC, June 20, 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: Middle Mississippi Valley... Seasonal agricultural fire scattered across northeastern Arkansas, southeastern Missouri, southern Illinois, and western Kentucky were responsible for a number of thin density smoke plumes which moved quickly off to the northeast with some of the plumes merging to form a somewhat larger patch of smoke near the confluence of the Mississippi River and Ohio River. Eastern North Carolina/Northeastern South Carolina... Seasonal fires over eastern North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina resulted in a few thin density smoke plumes which moved mainly to the east and southeast. Southern Portion of Canada... Wildfires in central and western Canada were responsible for a very long swath of thin density smoke noted in satellite imagery stretching across much of southern Canada from British Columbia to southwestern Quebec. Smaller embedded patches of moderate to thick density smoke were visible especially closer to the more active wildfires over central and eastern Saskatchewan, western Manitoba, and western Ontario. DUST: New Mexico... A small patch of blowing dust moved quickly to the east from a source region located in northern Hidalgo County of southwestern New 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