DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE
IMAGERY THROUGH 1900 UTC July 15, 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: Canada... Several wildfires throughout Ontario are producing plumes of high-density smoke. This smoke is moving east-southeastward. The remnant smoke from Russia observed yesterday could not be easily tracked due to heavy cloud cover. Central Sierras... A wildfire in the Central Sierras was observed emitting dense smoke this afternoon and evening. This smoke was moving in all different directions. The smoke has settled into the San Joaquin Valley. It stretches from Sacramento to south of Fresno. Labrador Sea... An area of thin to moderate remnant smoke was observed across the Labrador Sea moving off toward the west-southwest towards southern Greenland. The source of this smoke is either wildfires across northern Russia, central Canada, or a combination of both sources. DUST: Caribbean/Gulf of Mexico... An area of Saharan dust was observed moving generally westward across the tropical Atlantic and extends over the entire southern Gulf of Mexico into south 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