DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE
IMAGERY THROUGH 0230 UTC July 06, 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 US/Southeast Canada... An extensive area of higher level residual smoke originating from wildfires in California, Oregon, Nevada, Utah and Colorado was seen covering the majority of northern US from western Oregon and Washington states all the way to Wisconsin, and extending into southern Manitoba and Saskatchewan in Canada. California/Nevada/Utah/Colorado... Multiple large wildfires are burning across the four states. The most prominent wildfires with heavy-density smoke plumes were seen developing this afternoon in Humboldt and Elko counties in northern-northeast Nevada (fires not yet reported on Inciweb). In addition to those new areas, the Dollar Ridge Fire in northeast Utah continues to burn releasing heavy-density smoke. Those major plumes are moving towards the north, adding to the widespread high level smoke covering much of the northern U.S. Baja California... A large wildfire burning at the northern Sierra San Pedro produced a long heavy-density smoke plume which was being dispersed towards the northwest extending over San Diego and Mission Viejo in southern California. Dust: Nevada/Oregon... Blowing dust could be observed off Black Rock Desert and Carson Sink in northern Nevada, and off Great Sandy Desert in southern Oregon. The dust was being transported towards the northeast. WS 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