DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0200Z November 22, 2018.
SMOKE: California... Cloudiness along with some rain continued to overspread portions of California during the day which prevented any additional information on any remaining smoke present from the recent wildfire activity. Central-South Central-Southeastern U.S... Numerous relatively small seasonal type fires were detected over portions of the Central, South Central, and Southeastern U.S. with thin density smoke plumes visible emanating from at least some of these fires especially over the Southeast. Northwestern U.S./Southwestern Canada... More seasonal type fire activity was scattered across portions of the Northwestern U.S. and over Southwestern Canada though very little smoke could be seen in satellite imagery due to cloudiness passing over much of these areas. JS Earlier This Morning... SMOKE: California... An area of light to moderately dense smoke associated with the Alder wildfire in the Sequoia National Forest in Tulare County is moving north reaching the southern portion of the Sierra Mountain chain. Cloud cover across central/northern sections of the state are blocking the view of residual smoke that was moving north yesterday. Southern Florida... Numerous fires burning south of Lake Okochobee are producing an area of light smoke moving south across the southern sections of the Florida, but not reaching the coastline. J Kibler 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