DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0200Z January 22, 2019.
Smoke: Southeastern U.S... Seasonal fires scattered across portions of the Southeastern U.S. were emitting visible smoke plumes of mainly thin density which moved generally to the southwest. The greatest concentration of smoke was noted over the southern half of Georgia and over Florida. Mexico... Concentrated patches of seasonal burning especially over central and south central Mexico resulted in areas of thin density smoke over these regions. DUST: Southern California... An area of thin to moderate density blowing dust originated from sources to the east and southeast of the Salton Sea and moved to the southeast toward extreme southwestern Arizona. Arizona/New Mexico... A swath of rather dense blowing dust spread to the northeast from the Wilcox Playa in southeastern Arizona. The dust extended into southwestern New Mexico by sunset. Farther to the east, blowing dust could briefly be seen spreading to the east from White Sands in south central New Mexico. Northwestern Mexico... Additional blowing dust of thin to moderate density was visible spreading to the southeast from a number of sources in northern Baja and far northwestern Mexico just south of the Arizona border. 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