DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0200Z October 22, 2018.
SMOKE: Western U.S... The combination of seasonal burning and a few wildfires continue to produce patches of mainly thin density smoke which is affecting the northern two-thirds of California, much of Oregon, Washington, central Idaho, and western Montana. Thicker plumes of smoke are generally located closer to the actual fires within this region. The most expansive smoke is visible across roughly the northern half of Oregon and over southwestern Oregon. South Central Canada/North Dakota/Northwestern Minnesota... Numerous seasonal fires scattered over southern Saskatchewan and southern Manitoba in south central Canada and North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota in the north central U.S. This activity resulted in many smoke plumes of thin density which moved generally to the east and southeast with some of the smoke merging to form larger areas of smoke. 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