Friday, May 28, 2021

DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0250Z May 28, 2021

SMOKE:
Southeastern U.S./Atlantic...
A large region of smoke was edging along the eastern U.S. coast over
the Atlantic Ocean.  The smoke extended from Florida to south of New
England.  This smoke was likely remnants from wildfire activity across
central Manitoba last week, as well as some minor contributions from
widely scattered smaller agricultural fires throughout the Southeast.

North Dakota/Manitoba/Saskatchewan...
Several thin density areas of smoke from seasonal agricultural burns
were found across northern North Dakota, southwestern Manitoba, and
far southeastern Saskatchewan.

Arizona/New Mexico...
Two wildfires, one over east-central Arizona and another over
west-central New Mexico, were spreading light to moderate density
plumes to the east-northeast.

Texas/Gulf of Mexico/Mexico...
A large area of light to moderate density smoke remains in the area
covering most of Mexico, the open waters of the Pacific south and
west of Mexico, the western and central portions of the Gulf of
Mexico, and a small part of southern Texas.  This entire area of
smoke was due mainly to ongoing seasonal fires in the region.


DUST:
Caribbean...
A thin plume of Saharan dust covered most of the Caribbean Sea.


Konon


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

 


Unless otherwise indicated:
  • Areas of smoke are analyzed using GOES-EAST and GOES-WEST Visible satellite imagery.
  • Only a general description of areas of smoke or significant smoke plumes will be analyzed.
  • A quantitative assessment of the density/amount of particulate or the vertical distribution is not included.
  • Widespread cloudiness may prevent the detection of smoke even from significant fires.