Friday, June 3, 2022

DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 1741Z June 3, 2022

SMOKE:
New Mexico....
The ongoing wildfires in New Mexico were emitting light to moderate
density plumes that were moving to the northeast before running into
cloud cover over the northeast portion of the state.

South Central, Southeastern U.S.,Atlantic Ocean...
An area of remnant light to moderate density smoke from the ongoing
wildfires in
New Mexico with contributions from recent seasonal burning was observed
covering parts of New Mexico, Texas, eastward trough southern Louisiana,
off into the Gulf of Mexico, then northeastward over parts of Florida
Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia. This
plume continued off the coast of North Carolina for over 1900 miles
over the Atlantic and included a large area of moderate density smoke
extending off the North Carolina coast.

Alaska...
In Southern Alaska near the boarder of Katmai National Park and Preserve
and Becharof National Wildlife Refuge a light to moderate density smoke
plume ,with dense smoke at the source) attributed to wildfires was
observed moving west over Kvichak Bay and Bristol Bay.

Northwest Territories...
In Central Northwest Territories light to moderate density smoke plume
attributed to wildfires was observed moving northeast this morning.

Alberta...
In northeastern Alberta Two light to moderate density smoke plumes
attributed to wildfires were observed moving north and northeast into
the Northwest Territories this morning.

SMOKE/AEROSOL:
Texas/Mexico/Pacific...
A large mass of light to moderate density smoke from heavy seasonal fire
activity mixed with aerosols from oil/gas flaring and other industrial
sources in Mexico was observed covering most of  Mexico, southern Texas,
the far western part of the Bay of Campeche, and extending well offshore
south and southwest of Mexico over the open Pacific.

DUST:
Caribbean/Atlantic...
An area of light Saharan dust was observed moving into the eastern
Caribbean Sea.

Eglin


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 map:	https://www.ospo.noaa.gov/data/land/fire/currenthms.jpg
Smoke data:
https://satepsanone.nesdis.noaa.gov/pub/FIRE/web/HMS/Smoke_Polygons
Fire data:
https://satepsanone.nesdis.noaa.gov/pub/FIRE/web/HMS/Fire_Points

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.