DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE
IMAGERY THROUGH 0330Z July 19, 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: Manitoba/Ontario... Several wildfires over far southwestern Ontario and far southeastern Manitoba are spreading a large thin plume eastward to James Bay. A moderate plume extends a few hundred miles to the east with locally thick plumes within 50 miles of the wildfires. British Columbia/Washington... Three primary wildfires close to the U.S. border in British Columbia are emitting thin/moderate plumes to the east several hundred miles to extreme northern Idaho. A thick plume from one wildfire straddles the Washington State border for a few hundred miles. A smaller wildfire in northeastern Washington State is spreading a thin locally moderate plume to the Idaho border. Oregon... A large wildfire in the north-central part of the state just south of the Washington State border is producing a thin/moderate plume to the far northeastern part of the sate. A thick plume is also being emitted from this fire extending a few hundred miles eastward from the source. Several wildfires in the southwestern part of the state have an extensive thin plume southwest to the Eureka/Crescent City CA area and also eastward to the southeastern part of the state and far northwestern Nevada. Moderate/thick plumes are spreading slowly in erratic directions for tens of miles around the wildfires themselves. California... The wildfire near Yosemite National Park continues to spread plumes in the Sierra- Nevada region. The thin plume extends northeast into west-central Nevada, while the moderate and thick plumes are more confined within 50-100 miles of the fire. Texas... A couple of fires are emitting small, thin plumes not extending very far from their point sources. One is located in the southeastern Panhandle, and the others are in the central part of the state. DUST: Texas/Gulf of Mexico... An area of suspended SAL dust linked to long-range transport from the Sahara was seen along the Texas Gulf coast. BK 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