DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE
IMAGERY THROUGH 0230 UTC June 28, 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: Northern California into West Virginia... Remnant smoke was observed spreading from northern California across the Rockies and Great Plains into the Ohio Valley and Appalachians. This large area of remnant smoke will likely move toward the east. Southern and central Utah... An intense wildfire in southwestern Utah was seen producing thick smoke this afternoon and evening. The smoke was moving off towards the northeast across central Utah. Southwestern Colorado... Another intense wildfire in southwestern Colorado was observed emitting thick smoke the afternoon. As with the fire in southwestern Utah, the smoke was moving off toward the northeast. Central Alberta... Another wildfire was observed emitting moderately dense to thick smoke. The smoke from this wildfire was moving east across central Alberta. Manitoba/western Ontario... A handful of fires from far southeastern Saskatchewan into western Ontario were observed producing mainly light smoke. However, one fire near the Manitoba/Ontario border was producing thick smoke. The smoke from these fires was moving off toward the east. Quebec... A fire in Quebec was observed emitting moderate density smoke, which was moving off toward the east/east-southeast. Ontario/Quebec... Light density remnant smoke was observed over much of eastern Canada. These smoke layers were moving off towards the east southeast. Northern Baja California... A group of fires in northern Baja California was seen emitting smoke that was moving off towards the east. BLOWING DUST: Tropical Atlantic/Caribbean Sea/Bay of Campeche/Central America/Mexico... Saharan Dust was observed extending westward from the African coast across the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and Central America into the far eastern Pacific. Central Nevada... Winds were lofting and carrying dust from the Carson Sink in central Nevada off toward the east this afternoon. -Hosley 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