DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0030Z October 18, 2018.
SMOKE: Southern British Columbia/Pacific Northwest/California... Varying density smoke plumes were observed emanating from fires from southern British Columbia into California's San Joaquin Valley. The most impressive smoke plume observed was from the Klondike Fire in southwestern Oregon. That smoke plume was moving offshore. many of the observed smoke plumes were moving in different directions, with some moving in multiple directions and some experiencing a wind shift throughout the day. South-central Canada/North-central Plains... About two dozen thin smoke plumes were observed from Saskatchewan into Wisconsin. The highest density of fires is in southern Saskatchewan and North Dakota. Much of this smoke was moving off toward the east-northeast over North Dakota, east in Saskatchewan, and towards the southeast over Minnesota and Wisconsin. Southeastern CONUS... A few smoke plumes were observed across the southeastern CONUS. Much of the smoke was thin and moving towards the south over Alabama and Georgia while the smoke was moving off toward the west across south-central Florida.. There is likely more smoke present over the southeast and the Mid-Mississippi River Valley beneath cloud cover. 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