Sunday, June 5, 2022

DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0145Z June 6, 2022

SMOKE:
New Mexico, South-Central United States, Southeastern United States and
Atlantic Ocean...
The fires in New Mexico continued to produce a large area of mostly
light density smoke that was seen extending across most of the south
central United States, southeastern United States and extending off the
Southeast Coast of the United States and into the western Atlantic Ocean.
The area of moderate density smoke was located closer to the fire activity
over southwest New Mexico.

Southern Canada and North Central United States….
An area of thin density smoke was extending from southern Ontario through
the North Central United States to southern Saskatchewan.  This area of
smoke was likely from the fire activity over central Saskatchewan.

Northern Saskatchewan, Northern Alberta and Northwest Territories...
A wildfire over central Saskatchewan was producing a light to moderate
density smoke plume that was extending through northern Saskatchewan,
northern Alberta and into the Northwest Territories.

Alaska...
Fire activity over southwest Alaska was producing a light to moderate
density smoke plume that was extending west towards coastal areas of
southwest Alaska.

SMOKE/AEROSOL:
Mexico, Tropical Eastern Pacific Ocean and the western Gulf of Mexico...
A large area of light density smoke from seasonal fire activity along
western, eastern and southern Mexico mixed with aerosols from gas flaring
in the Bay of Campeche and other industrial sources in Mexico was observed
covering most of Mexico, and extending to the east over the western Gulf
Mexico, and to the west over the Tropical Eastern Pacific Ocean.

DUST:
Eastern Caribbean….
An area of Saharan Dust was extending across the Tropical Atlantic
Ocean and beginning to move into the eastern Caribbean Islands and
Caribbean Sea.

Hanna


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.