DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE
IMAGERY THROUGH 0245 UTC, June 20, 2018.
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Middle Mississippi Valley...
Seasonal agricultural fire scattered across northeastern Arkansas,
southeastern Missouri, southern Illinois, and western Kentucky were
responsible for a number of thin density smoke plumes which moved quickly
off to the northeast with some of the plumes merging to form a somewhat
larger patch of smoke near the confluence of the Mississippi River and
Eastern North Carolina/Northeastern South Carolina...
Seasonal fires over eastern North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina
resulted in a few thin density smoke plumes which moved mainly to the
east and southeast.
Southern Portion of Canada...
Wildfires in central and western Canada were responsible for a very
long swath of thin density smoke noted in satellite imagery stretching
across much of southern Canada from British Columbia to southwestern
Quebec. Smaller embedded patches of moderate to thick density smoke were
visible especially closer to the more active wildfires over central and
eastern Saskatchewan, western Manitoba, and western Ontario.
A small patch of blowing dust moved quickly to the east from a source
region located in northern Hidalgo County of southwestern New Mexico.
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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