DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE
IMAGERY THROUGH 0315 UTC, June 22, 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 Canada/North Central and Northeastern US... A large mass of thin density smoke attributed to wildfires over Central and South Central Canada was visible covering the northern half of Saskatchewan, much of Manitoba, and the central and western portion of Ontario. Within this region, patches of moderate to thick density smoke were also seen especially over east-central Saskatchewan, central Manitoba, and western Ontario. Some of the thin density smoke also appeared to extend southward across northern Minnesota and Lake Superior. A separate detached narrow swath of leftover very thin smoke from the Canadian fires was visible stretching from northern lower Michigan across a portion of the Northeast. Southwestern US... The Trail Mountain Fire in central Utah was mostly responsible for a extensive thin density smoke which covered eastern Utah, western and central Colorado, much of New Mexico, and western Texas. Thick smoke from this fire spread eastward during the day over northeastern Utah into northwestern and central Colorado. Other fire activity over west central New Mexico including the long standing Buzzard fire was also contributing to the smoke especially over New Mexico with moderately dense to thick smoke confined to an area closer to those fires. Oregon... Several fires over north central Oregon produced moderately dense to thick smoke which moved to the east during the afternoon and early evening with the leading edge of the thinner density smoke nearly reaching the Oregon-Idaho border by sunset. Western Canada... Wildfires in central and northern British Columbia as well as the southwest part of the Northwest Territories were seen in between breaks in the clouds but no smoke was visible in satellite imagery due to the extensive cloud cover. 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