DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE
IMAGERY THROUGH 1730 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: Western and Central US... An area of moderately dense to thick smoke emanating from the West Valley Fire in southwestern Utah spread to the northeast across central and northeastern Utah into northwestern Colorado and southwestern Wyoming. Moderately dense to thick smoke from the Spring Valley Fire in south central Colorado extended to the east and northeast affecting eastern Colorado, extreme western Kansas, far northeastern New Mexico, and the western part of the Oklahoma panhandle. A much larger surrounding mass of thin density smoke attributed to the above mentioned fires as well as other wildfires burning in the Southwestern US and California affected portions of the Great Basin, the Rocky Mountain Region, and across the Northern and Central Plains to at least as far east as the Middle Mississippi Valley. Canada... A stripe of thin to moderately dense smoke from wildfires in western Alberta, and the southern half of Saskatchewan covered parts of central and southern Alberta and central and southern Saskatchewan. Wildfires in east central Manitoba and western and central Ontario were responsible for an area of varying density smoke which stretched from eastern Manitoba to central Ontario. An elongated swath of thin density smoke stretched from the southern part of Hudson Bay across central Quebec and Newfoundland to out over the Atlantic well south of Greenland. This smoke was likely due to the wildfire activity farther to the west across central and western Canada with locally thicker smoke also in the vicinity of the wildfire over southeastern Quebec. A west-east elongated area of leftover thin density smoke extended from the eastern part of the Northwest Territories and western Nunavut to the central portion of Hudson Bay. This smoke was also likely from wildfire activity over central and western Canada. DUST: Atlantic/Caribbean/Gulf of Mexico... A very large area of Saharan dust was noted slowly spreading to the west across the Atlantic and over the Caribbean including Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, Cuba, Jamaica, and into Central America, southeastern Mexico, and the southern and central Gulf of Mexico. 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