DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0200Z November 11, 2018.
SMOKE: California... Thick smoke from the Camp wildfire in northern California's Butte County spread mainly to the south down the Sacramento Valley and San Joaquin Valley during the day. Remnant moderately dense to thick smoke from this fire also blanketed much of the remainder of central California including the San Francisco-Oakland metro areas. Additional smoke from this fire also covered areas farther to the southwest and well offshore and farther to the south over southern California where it merged with smoke from the Hill and Woosley wildfires which were continuing to burn in southeast Ventura and southwest Los Angeles Counties. During the afternoon, the thicker smoke from the Hill and Woosley fires moved more to the east and southeast and fanned out over the Los Angeles Basin and the interior of southern California. The leading edge of the smoke was approaching the northern part of San Diego just prior to sunset. In addition, yesterday's strong offshore winds pushed moderately dense to thick smoke from the Hill and Woosley fires well off the coast of southern California where it still resides this afternoon mixing with smoke from the northern California Camp wildfire. A relatively narrow swath of thinner density smoke likely attributed to both the northern and southern California wildfires extended eastward over far southern Nevada and over the northern portion of Arizona with a second narrow swath stretching from central Baja across northwestern Mexico to southern New Mexico and far western Texas. A smaller wildfire (Alder fire) located in Tulare county of east central California was producing a smaller patch of moderate to thick density smoke which appeared to spread mostly to the east and east-southeast during the day mixing with smoke from the larger California wildfires. DUST: Far Southern Oregon/Far Northeastern California/Northern and Central Nevada... A stripe of thin density dust originating from a source in southern Lake County of south central Oregon moved to the south across far northwestern Nevada and far northeastern California. Farther to the east, thin density blowing dust was visible emanating from several sources in extreme western Elko County of north central Nevada with the dust spreading to the south. A very small patch of blowing dust was noted moving south from a source in far southwestern Lander County of central Nevada. 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