DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 1900Z August 5, 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... Scattered fires in central and northwest British Columbia contribute light-to-moderate density smoke to that region. Individual smoke plumes are seen moving towards the east. A large area of high level smoke from previous-day fires extend eastward across central-northern Alberta and into central Saskatchewan. Western United States.... Large wildfires continue to burn in northern California and southwest Oregon releasing heavy density smoke plumes near the source that are seen accumulating throughout Sacramento and northern San Joaquin valleys as the smoke travels towards the north-northeast. Higher level smoke is also seen covering much of northern California, southeast Oregon, northern Nevada, southeast Idaho and southwest Montana. DUST: Caribbean Sea.... Saharan dust is seen progressing eastward covering much of the Caribbean Sea and advancing towards the Yucatan peninsula this afternoon. WS 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