North Carolina Smokey Air Forecast
U.S. Smoke Forecast Disscussion
DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE
IMAGERY THROUGH 0002 UTC July 18, 2018.
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The Ferguson Fire in the Central Sierras continues to burn emitting
light-to-moderate density smoke. The smoke is dispersing in all directions
from the fire, and accumulating along the San Joaquin and Sacramento
valleys. Additional fires are seen burning across southeast Oregon with
stagnant winds and no defined dispersion pattern, as well as in southeast
Idaho where light-density smoke is seen moving towards the east.
Southwest Ontario, Canada...
A few fires were producing medium to heavy density smoke that was moving
towards the east.
There was also a large thin density smoke across Canada moving east.
Southwest Idaho and Northeast Nevada....
There were a couple of fires producing light to heavy density smoke in
southwest Idaho moving east-northeast. The Tucker wildfire in Humboldt
National Forest in northeast Nevada was producing light density smoke
Texas/Gulf of Mexico...
An area of suspended dust/aerosol linked to long-range transport from
the Sahara was seen along the Texas Gulf coast.
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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