DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 1830Z November 10, 2018.
SMOKE: California... The Camp wildfire in northern California's Butte county continues to produce thick smoke which is spreading southward along the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys, over the coastal areas from Santa Rosa to Santa Barbara and into the Pacific Ocean. A second large plume originating from the Hill and Woosley fires in southeast Ventura and southwest LA counties has additional thick smoke spreading towards the Pacific ocean where it partially merges with the Camp fire plume stretching for approximately 400 miles off the Santa Barbara coastline. Part of that second plume is seen arching back towards the land passing over central Baja California and the Gulf of California. A third wildfire (Alder fire) located in Tulare county is also seen releasing moderate-density smoke which is mixing in with the Camp fire plume traveling down the San Joaquin Valley. Florida... Numerous agricultural fires were detected this morning south of Lake Okeechobee. Small short-lived plumes could be seen emanating from those sites forming an arch of smoke spreading outward towards the south. 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