DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE
IMAGERY THROUGH 0315 UTC, June 21, 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: Much of the Southern Portion of Canada/North Central and Northeastern US... Wildfires scattered across portions of Canada including British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario were responsible for a very large swath of thin density smoke which extended from British Columbia eastward over much of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba as well as the southern parts of Ontario and Quebec. The smoke from these Canadian wildfires also appeared to extend across the North Central and Northeastern US from northeastern Montana eastward across the Great Lakes Region and the Northeast to off the Northeast coast over the Atlantic. The thickest smoke within this large area was a patch of thick smoke associated with larger wildfires which covered eastern Saskatchewan and western Manitoba in south central Canada. DUST: California/Oregon/Nevada... A patch of what was believed to be possible thin density blowing dust was seen spreading to the east across northeastern California, southern Oregon, and northwestern Nevada late this afternoon and this evening. 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