DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0547z August 4, 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: Canada/Western and Central United States.... Wildfires continue over much of the Western United States and Western Canada. A tremendous area of light to moderate density smoke from this activity extended as far east as western Quebec in Canada extending southwest to the Upper Midwest and western Gulf Coast of the United States. Within this area of smoke, a large area of moderate density smoke extended from western Ontario and the upper Midwest of the United States through most of the southern Canadian Provinces, Northern Plains, Northern and Central Rockies towards Washington, Oregon and Central California. Very dense smoke was located closer to the ongoing wildfires over California. Further north, an area of moderate to high density smoke, from fires over northern British Columbia and the Yukon, was extending from the Northwest Territories west through northern British Columbia west to the southern Yukon. DUST: The leading edge of Saharan Dust was working into the eastern Caribbean Sea and approaching Puerto Rico. Hanna 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 Remnant higher level smoke from previous-day burning can be seen covering much of Alberta and central-southern Saskatchewan.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