DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0000Z November 30, 2018.
SMOKE: Southeastern CONUS... Mainly agricultural burns were observed emitting smoke this afternoon and evening across Florida, Georgia, and far southeastern Alabama. Across Florida and southern Georgia, smoke was moving west to southwest while smoke over central and eastern Georgia was moving east all due to the passing of a surface high pressure center moving though southern Alabama and southern Georgia. Note that cloud cover over central Florida and across Alabama, northern Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee may be preventing analysis of smoke in those areas. Southern Plains... From Missouri into Texas, scattered light smoke emissions from likely agricultural burns were observed moving around a low pressure center over the Kansas/Oklahoma border. Smoke west of 96.5W was moving southeast while east of 96.5W, smoke was moving northeast. Again it is possible that more smoke exists across eastern Texas, Louisiana, much of Arkansas, and southern Missouri where cloud cover obscured the surface. Pacific Northwest... More likely agricultural burning was observed from western Montana into northern Idaho. Much of the light smoke here was moving west to northwest. Cloud cover associated with a storm system over northern California prevents analysis of smoke from any fires across Washington state, Oregon, southern Idaho, and northern California. Central British Columbia... Fire activity was producing mainly light smoke across central British Columbia. Teh smoke from this activity was moving off toward the east. BLOWING DUST: Blowing dust was observed moving northward from northern Baja California into far southeastern California and far southwestern Arizona. Hosley 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