DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0030Z September 6, 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: Northwestern CONUS.... An area of varying density smoke was observed blanketing northern California, Oregon, Washington, southern British Columbia, Idaho, western Montana, western Wyoming, northwestern Colorado, northern Utah, and much of Nevada. The parent wildfire activity was located throughout northern California, Oregon, Washington, southern British Columbia, Idaho, and western Montana. Much of this smoke was moving off toward the east-northeast, with a small portion making its' way west out into the Pacific Ocean and south along the California coast. East-central British Columbia... Wildfire activity across east-central British Columbia was observed producing heavy smoke. Cloud cover obscured the area for much of the day. However, the thick smoke was observed after the cloud cover moved off to the east. This thick smoke was moving off to the east slowly. Much of northern and central Canada... A large layer of light to moderate density remnant smoke was observed covering much of northern and central Canada from the Northwest Territories to western Quebec. theis smoke was becoming incorporated into a few upper level systems...one over north-central Canada and the other over Hudson Bay. The likely source for this smoke is China, as visible imagery from Himawari suggests smoke extending northeastward from Shanghai across Japan and then north into the Sea of Okhotsk. -Hosley 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