DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE
IMAGERY THROUGH 0245 UTC, June 24, 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: Utah/Colorado/New Mexico/Northwestern Texas/Southwestern Oklahoma... Patches of leftover thin density smoke primarily from the Trail Mountain fire in central Utah were visible moving to the southeast across portions of southwestern and south central Colorado and across the area stretching from northeastern New Mexico to southwestern Oklahoma. New thin to moderate density smoke from this fire during the afternoon spread to the east across eastern and northeastern Utah into northwestern Colorado. Oregon/Idaho/Nevada/Utah/Wyoming... A cluster of wildfires in north central Oregon was emitting thick smoke which spread to the south-southeast during the day. A large mass of thin to moderately dense smoke mainly from these fires covered a good portion of central, eastern and southeastern Oregon, southern Idaho, northern Nevada, northern Utah, and southwestern Wyoming. Canada... Wildfire activity increased during the day over central British Columbia with a couple of fires producing very dense smoke which moved off to the east-northeast with the leading edge nearly entering Alberta by late in the day. In addition, a very extensive region of thin density smoke attributed mainly to wildfire activity in central and western Canada was seen stretching from northeastern British Columbia and the southern part of the Northwest Territories eastward to Ontario and Quebec. Thicker density smoke was noted moving west from a number of wildfires in western Ontario and eastern Manitoba. Thicker density smoke was also seen moving primarily to the north from wildfires in northern Saskatchewan. DUST: Northwestern Mexico/Southern Arizona... A patch of moderately dense to locally thick blowing dust emanated from multiple sources over the western part of the Mexican state of Sonora in northwestern Mexico and spread to the north and northeast reaching into south central Arizona to the west of Tuscon just prior to sunset. 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