DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE
IMAGERY THROUGH 1800Z July 20, 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: Washington... Wildfires in south-central Washington are producing plumes of high-density smoke moving east-southeastward, with light-density smoke extending eastward to the Idaho border. Oregon... Several wildfires in southwestern Oregon are producing medium-density smoke. The plumes are moving generally to the southwest to the Pacific coast, then turn shouthward parallel to the coast. California... The Ferguson fire near Yosemite National Park is producing moderate-density smoke extending mainly northwest from the fire. Light-density smoke attached to this fire also extends west to near San Francisco and north to Reno, Nevada. New Mexico/Texas/Lower Mississippi Valley.... A large area of light-density remnant smoke is drifting southward over the lower Mississippi Valley and Texas and westward over New Mexico. This smoke is left over from fires in Texas and Oklahoma yesterday. In addition, several small fires in the ArkLaTex region are producing plumes of light smoke moving eastward. Ontario/Quebec/Canadian Maritimes... Several large wildfires in northeastern Ontario are producing plumes of high-density smoke moving north and northeast. In addition, a large area of light-density remnant smoke from these and other fires across Canada is drifting eastward and extends from eastern Ontario to Newfoundland. -Clark 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