DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0130Z September 16, 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: Rockies through the northern Plains to eastern Canada... The Pole Creek fire continues to burn in central Utah generating heavy-density smoke, which is being transported towards the northeast and across Wyoming. Moderate-to-light density smoke from that same fires extends northeast into the Dakotas, northwest Minnesota and towards southwest Ontario. The Silver Creek fire in northern Colorado is also seen emitting heavy-density smoke, which is moving towards the northeast and into Wyoming. Northern California/Southwest Oregon... A few residual fires continue to burn in northern California and southwest Oregon releasing light-to-moderate density smoke across the area. Much of the remnant smoke is being pulled towards the north-northeast by the upper level circulation, helping to reduce the smoke concentration along the Sacramento Valley. DUST: Nevada... A sizable area of blowing dust can be seen forming off of Black Rock Desert, along with a secondary area emanating from Carson Sink. The dust is moving towards the northeast, extending into southeast Oregon and southwest Wyoming. 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