DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0200Z September 3, 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: Northern Canada... A large thin density plume from previous days wildfires is found from southeastern Yukon and northern British Columbia eastward to Hudson Bay and far northern Quebec. British Columbia/Washington/Southern Canada/Northern US... Wildfires in western-central British Columbia and northern Washington continue to contribute moderate-density smoke to the region, extending eastward across southern Alberta and southwest Saskatchewan. Light density smoke from those same fires can also be observed covering northeast Montana, southeast Saskatchewan, North Dakota, southern Manitoba, northern Minnesota and western Ontario. Oregon/California... Wildfires continue to burn in southwest Oregon and northern California producing heavy smoke near the sources. Variable winds throughout the day resulted in the smoke being stagnant across the region and accumulating along the Sacramento Valley. Bay of Campeche... Off shore gas flaring activity north of Ciudad del Carmen can be seen producing long light-density smoke plumes moving towards north-northwest. 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 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