DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0230Z September 25, 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: Upper Mississippi Valley/Great Lakes Region/Northeast... Remnant thin density smoke attributed to wildfire activity over the Western U.S. was visible earlier in the day extending from Minnesota and Iowa eastward over the Great Lakes Region and the Northeast to off the Northeast U.S. coast and over the Atlantic south of Nova Scotia. Western Wyoming... A couple of wildfire complexes in western Wyoming were emitting moderately dense to thick smoke which moved mainly to the east spreading across central Wyoming. Southwestern Oregon/Northwestern California... Wildfires in southwestern Oregon and northwestern California were producing moderately dense to thick smoke which moved primarily to the west and southwest and offshore with the smoke thinning out as it moved farther to the south off the northern and central California coast. DUST: Central and Southwestern Texas... Satellite imagery showed what appeared to be patches of possible thin density blowing dust moving to the north near the Rio Grande and over southwestern Texas near and to the north of Del Rio TX. Another area of thin density blowing dust was moving to the northeast over and north of Junction TX. Nevada... Swaths of thin density blowing dust originated from sources in north central and east central Nevada this afternoon and moved to the south. East Central California... Thin density blowing dust appeared to be kicked up along portions of the eastern slopes of the Sierra-Nevada Mountain chain in east central California with the dust moving generally to the west. Northern Baja/Southern California... An area of thin density blowing dust emanated from sources in far northeastern Baja and fanned out to the north and west with some of the dust spreading into southeastern California. JS 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