DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0200Z November 17, 2019
At least a couple of fires in south central and southwestern Utah were
emitting thin to locally moderately dense smoke which thinned out and
fanned out as the smoke spread to the south toward the border of southern
Utah-northern Arizona. A fire in northwestern Coconino County of north
central Arizona produced moderately dense to locally thick smoke which
quickly fanned out to the east, southeast, and south while gradually
thinning. Some of the smoke even made it over into northwestern Arizona.
South Central U.S...
Similar to yesterday, many relatively small seasonal/agricultural
type fires were detected scattered across portions of the Central,
South Central, and Southeastern U.S. The most significant smoke was
associated with a bit more concentrated burning occurring over south
central Louisiana. Numerous thin density smoke plumes were visible there
which quickly moved to the south with some merging to form larger patches
of leftover thin density over southern Louisiana.
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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