DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE
IMAGERY THROUGH 0027 UTC July 3, 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... The Pawnee Fire located near west-central California continues to burn throughout the evening while producing a large plume of light density smoke that stretches southward before veering west out over and into the Pacific Ocean. Moderately dense smoke blankets the San Francisco Bay area and San Jose. Central Great Basin, Central and Southern Rockies... The HD Wildfire located in northeastern Nevada is producing light to moderately dense smoke that stretches towards the northeast over northern Utah and into western Wyoming. Fires in the southern half of Utah are producing light density smoke in the lower half of the state. The West Valley Fire in northwestern Utah is producing heavy smoke that extends into southern Wyoming. Remnant light smoke is being carried west and combining with smoke from larger plumes originating from fires in the Central Plains. Central US... A large area of remnant light density smoke covers much of the Central US. The majority of the smoke originates from the wildfires in Colorado (Weston Pass, Chateau, and 416 Fires). Moderate smoke was visible over the majority of the Central Plains along with an area over northern Oklahoma this evening. Light density smoke continues to extend predominantly towards the northeast. Eastern US... Remnant smoke from ongoing fires in the Midwest combine with agricultural burns from eastern North Carolina. Smoke blankets all of New England including New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, and extends as far south as the South Carolina coast. BLOWING DUST: Saharan dust was visible over the entire western Gulf of Mexico this evening. Dust may be visible inland over the Texas and Louisiana coast. Dust originating from Mexico was also visible along California's southeastern border and Arizona's southwestern border. -Boll 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