DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE
IMAGERY THROUGH 0315 UTC, June 21, 2018.
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Much of the Southern Portion of Canada/North Central and Northeastern
Wildfires scattered across portions of Canada including British Columbia,
Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario were responsible for a very large
swath of thin density smoke which extended from British Columbia eastward
over much of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba as well as the southern
parts of Ontario and Quebec. The smoke from these Canadian wildfires
also appeared to extend across the North Central and Northeastern US
from northeastern Montana eastward across the Great Lakes Region and
the Northeast to off the Northeast coast over the Atlantic. The thickest
smoke within this large area was a patch of thick smoke associated with
larger wildfires which covered eastern Saskatchewan and western Manitoba
in south central Canada.
A patch of what was believed to be possible thin density blowing dust
was seen spreading to the east across northeastern California, southern
Oregon, and northwestern Nevada late this afternoon and this evening.
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:
KML: http://www.ospo.noaa.gov/data/land/fire/fire.kml (fire)
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