DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE
IMAGERY THROUGH 1900 UTC July 2, 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/Nevada... The Pawnee Fire and especially the County Fire in West central California continued to burn during the day resulting in a large expanse of moderately dense smoke which spread primarily to the Southwest again passing across the San Francisco metro area and well offshore of the coast of central California. Utah... A significant smoke plume spread to the East traveling through Nebraska and into South Dakota from the wildfire in Wasatch County of Northeastern Utah. Another significant plume was seen curving Southwest to due West from a fire in southwest Utah. Colorado and New Mexico... Remnant smoke from fires in Eastern Colorado and Northeast New Mexico was converging together and moving Northeast through Nebraska. Eastern Canada... Heavy cloud cover prevented accurate source points for a large plume of remnant smoke that seemed to originate from the fires in Northeast Canada. The plume covered much of the East coast of the United States from Maine to South Carolina. DUST: The Tropical Atlantic to eastern Mexico and the South Central US... An extremely large area of Saharan dust extended from the west coast of Africa across the tropical Atlantic, over the Caribbean, Central America, eastern Mexico, the southern and western Gulf of Mexico, and inland over southeastern/eastern Texas. -Westbrook 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