DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE
IMAGERY THROUGH 1730 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: California... Large wildfires in northern California were producing moderate to high-density smoke, which was moving generally southward. Another large fire in central California was producing high-density smoke moving southeastward. Light-density smoke was also seen around this fire to the east and south. Oregon/Washington... Light smoke from a fire in north central Oregon was moving northward into south-central Washington. Further light smoke was seen to the south of this fire. New Mexico/Texas... A large plume of light-density smoke was observed emanating from a fire in southern New Mexico, moving northeast from its origin to west Texas. Minnesota/Wisconsin/Michigan... Remnant smoke from wildfires in Canada is drifting southward across the northern portions of Minnesota and Wisconsin, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Central Canada... Fires in northeastern Manitoba and far northwestern Ontario were producing moderate to high-density smoke moving generally northward, although abrupt but brief shifts in direction to westward have been noted throughout the morning. These fires are also likely responsible for broad areas of light-density remnant smoke across northern Manitoba and Alberta, as well as another region of remnant smoke across southern Manitoba and central Ontario which was drifting slowly southward. Western Canada... Large wildfires in central British Columbia, along with smaller fires in northeastern British Columbia, northwestern Alberta, and the Yukon Territory are responsible for areas of light remnant smoke predominately across northern Alberta. These areas likely extend westward toward their parent fires, but cloud cover obscures those areas. Clark 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