DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 1830Z November 11, 2018.
SMOKE: California... The Camp fire in Butte County increased activity again overnight releasing heavy smoke towards the southwest and over the Pacific Ocean. A large plume consisting of light-to-moderate density smoke from the Camp fire and the Hill and Woosley fires to the south dominate a large area of the California and Baja California coastlines extending for over 200 miles offshore. Residual smoke from the last two days of wildfire activity create long protrusions extending for approximately 600 miles west off Baja California, and to the east across southern Arizona and southwest New Mexico. Additional pockets of moderate-density smoke can also be seen along a stagnant plume covering the central San Joaquin Valley and just northwest of the Alder fire in Sequoia National Forest. DUST: Far Southeast California... A brief burst of blowing dust was seen coming off of Death Valley this morning traveling approximately 30 miles towards the southeast. 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