Friday, June 10, 2022

DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 1642Z June 10, 2022


SMOKE:
New Mexico, South-Central, Southeastern U.S...
An area of light density smoke from the ongoing fires in New Mexico was
observed covering parts of New Mexico, extending north through Colorado
and Nebraska,then eastward through Louisiana and extending northeast off
Virginia and into the western Atlantic Ocean. Cloud cover over Central
U.S and the Midwest made smoke analysis and the full extent difficult
to observe this morning.

Alaska...
Numerous large fires over southern Alaska were observed producing moderate
to heavy density smoke. This smoke was seen both extending west off
the coast of southwest Alaska over the Bering Sea and progressing south
towards the Pacific Ocean. The moderate and heavy density smoke likely
extended further south towards the Pacific but clouds covered the area.

United States Northern Plains, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta,
Northwest Territories….
A large area of light density smoke, from the fires over central
Saskatchewan, was extending from portions of the United States Northern
Plains northwest through southern Manitoba, much of Saskatchewan,
northeastern Alberta and into the Northwest Territories. Because of the
cloud cover over central Alberta, southwestern Saskatchewan, and parts of
United States Northern Plains, there remains a possibility of the smoke
extending into these areas. In addition, another area of light density
smoke, likely from the same fires in Saskatchewan, was observed nearby,
extending from northern Manitoba southwest into western Ontario.

SMOKE/AEROSOL:
Mexico, Tropical Eastern Pacific Ocean and Northern 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
and other industrial sources in Mexico was observed covering most of
Mexico, portions of the northern Gulf of Mexico and to the west into
the Tropical Pacific Ocean.

DUST:
Eastern Caribbean….
An area of Saharan Dust was extending across the Tropical Atlantic Ocean
towards the western Caribbean Sea and into the eastern Gulf of Mexico.
This area includes most of the eastern, central and western Caribbean
Islands and was also moving into portions of coastal southeast Mexico
and coastal Central America.

Nguyen


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.