DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE
IMAGERY THROUGH 1830 UTC July 09, 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/Colorado.... Wildfires continue to burn and generate traceable smoke albeit with lower intensity in northern California (Klamathon fires), northern Nevada (Martin fire), and Colorado (Lake Christine and Thornburg fires). Relatively light winds result in lingering smoke plumes near those sources. Northern US/Great Plains... Two higher level smoke plumes from last evening burning activity in the western states are seen moving towards the east, the first stretching across southeast Idaho, southern Montana, southwest North Dakota and northwest South Dakota, and the second one stretching across southeast Wyoming, southern South Dakota, Nebraska, southern Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and northern Michigan. Northern/Central Canada... A large area of higher level smoke is seen covering most of the Northwest Territories, northern British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario. The smoke is linked to long-range transport of smoke originating from biomass burning in central Russia during the first days of July. 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