DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE
IMAGERY THROUGH 0002 UTC July 18, 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/Oregon/Utah... The Ferguson Fire in the Central Sierras continues to burn emitting light-to-moderate density smoke. The smoke is dispersing in all directions from the fire, and accumulating along the San Joaquin and Sacramento valleys. Additional fires are seen burning across southeast Oregon with stagnant winds and no defined dispersion pattern, as well as in southeast Idaho where light-density smoke is seen moving towards the east. Southwest Ontario, Canada... A few fires were producing medium to heavy density smoke that was moving towards the east. There was also a large thin density smoke across Canada moving east. Southwest Idaho and Northeast Nevada.... There were a couple of fires producing light to heavy density smoke in southwest Idaho moving east-northeast. The Tucker wildfire in Humboldt National Forest in northeast Nevada was producing light density smoke moving north. Dust: Texas/Gulf of Mexico... An area of suspended dust/aerosol linked to long-range transport from the Sahara was seen along the Texas Gulf coast. Rodriguez 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