DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0200Z August 21, 2018.
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Canada and the U.S.....
Ongoing wildfire activity throughout mainly British Columbia, Washington
State, Oregon, Northern California, and northern Nevada was and has
been producing very thick smoke. This smoke has spread out across much
of Canada, the northern CONUS, and the Plains states. The densest
smoke within this area extended from the wildfire activity across
southwestern British Columbia across the Pacific and back onshore
across the Pacific Northwest extending east across Idaho, Montana and
the Dakotas and then south into western Nebraska, western Kansas,
the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles into the Red River Valley. Dense
smoke was also observed emanating from wildfire activity across the
northern British Columbia/Yukon Border, northern Alberta, and northern
Saskatchewan. Moderately dense smoke was observed as far east as the
North Atlantic Ocean south of Greenland to near Iceland, with light
smoke possibly reaching as far east as Europe.
THIS TEXT PRODUCT IS PRIMARILY INTENDED TO DESCRIBE SIGNIFICANT AREAS OF
SMOKE ASSOCIATED WITH ACTIVE FIRES AND SMOKE WHICH HAS BECOME DETACHED
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
IN VARIOUS GRAPHIC FORMATS ON OUR WEB SITE:
KML: http://www.ospo.noaa.gov/data/land/fire/fire.kml (fire)
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