DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0200Z September 22, 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: Wyoming/Utah/Colorado... Wildfires in western Wyoming continue to burn producing moderate-to-heavy density smoke moving towards the east into Nebraska. Additional wildfires in central Utah and northern Colorado can be seen producing moderate-density smoke plumes moving towards the east. Northern California/Southwest Oregon... The Klondike Fire in southwest Oregon intensified during the afternoon hours resulting in a heavy-density smoke plume which was being transported to the northeast. Mississippi Valley/Southeast... Numerous agricultural fires were again observed this afternoon along the mid-lower Mississippi Valley, resulting in widespread smoke plumes moving towards the northeast and covering most of southeast Missouri, eastern Arkansas, western Mississippi. Light smoke extends over western Tennessee and western-central Kentucky. Additional short-duration/small agricultural fires could be seen across Alabama and Georgia with a few identifiable smoke plumes following the westward low level atmospheric flow. Western Gulf of Mexico... Smoke associated with gas flaring at the Bay of Campeche is seen spreading to the northwest reaching the coastal areas of northeast Mexico. 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