DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0310Z July 21, 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 RESPONSES 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 east and northeast into northern Idaho, northwestern Montana, far southeastern British Columbia, and southern Alberta. Oregon... Several wildfires in southwestern Oregon are producing medium-density smoke. The plumes cover the area to the southwest to along the northern California coast and to the northeast into the central part of the state. 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. Manitoba... A wildfire in the far southeastern part of the province is producing thick-density smoke southwestward to the North Dakota border. Ontario... Several wildfires in the eastern part of the province south of James Bay are producing a large plume of light-density smoke that covers much of southeastern Ontario and eastward across southern Quebec and northern New Brunswick. -Konon 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