Tuesday, June 29, 2021

DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0240Z June 30, 2021

SMOKE:
South-Central Canada/Northern Plains...
Ongoing significant wildfires in far southwestern Ontario have spread a
large, light density plume across western Ontario, most of Manitoba, the
eastern half of Saskatchewan, most of North Dakota, parts of South
Dakota, and northern Minnesota.  Moderate and heavy density plumes were
found over southwestern Ontario.

British Columbia/Alberta...
Two large, intense wildfires in the south-central part of British
Columbia were spreading moderate and heavy density plumes to the
northeast to the Alberta border.  Several smaller wildfires over
northeastern British Columbia were producing long, narrow thin to heavy
density plumes that were moving off to the east-northeast and were
overspreading northern Alberta.

Pacific Northwest...
Ongoing, intense wildfire complexes over northern California near the
Oregon border were producing a large, thin density plume that covered
most of western Oregon and was spreading several hundred miles offshore
into the Pacific west of the Washington/Oregon border.  Moderate and
heavy density plumes covered a large part of western Oregon.

Desert Southwest/Mexico...
A couple of ongoing wildfires over central Arizona have resulted in a
large, thin density plume that covered most of Arizona, far southern
Nevada, southeastern California, Baja, and parts of northwestern Mexico.
Embedded in this thin density plume was a moderate density plume that was
located over western Arizona, a small part of southeastern California,
and a large part of the Gulf of California.


DUST:
Atlantic...
A thin plume of Saharan dust was detected over the central and eastern
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.