DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE
IMAGERY THROUGH 0130 UTC July 10, 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 CONUS/Great Plains/Great Lakes... An expansive area of varying density smoke blankets much of the northern CONUS. The thickest smoke was observed over southeastern Montana and South Dakota. The most likely source of this smoke is the wildfire in north-central Wyoming. Elsewhere, wildfires throughout the western CONUS were observed contributing to this layer of smoke. The most intense fires contributing to this layer were observed in far northern California/southern Oregon (Klamathon), northern Nevada (Martin and others), and northwestern Colorado. Outside of these, some intense individual fires are located in northeastern New Mexico and the northwestern San Joaquin Valley. The moderate density portion of the layer over northern Illinois into northeastern Colorado is remnant from fires across northern Nevada and northern Wyoming this past weekend. Canada... A large area of higher level smoke is seen covering most of Canada. The smoke is linked to long-range transport of smoke originating from biomass burning in central Russia during the first week of July, as well as to a few intense wildfires throughout Canada, such as one in central Manitoba and the southeasternmost portions of the Yukon Territory. Hosley 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