DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0235Z August 20, 2018.
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Canada and the U.S.....
The ongoing wildfire activity in the the western U.S. and western
Canada continues to produce enormous amounts of smoke of varying density
that cover a large part of southern Canada and over half of the CONUS.
The densest smoke within this area extended from the northern Rockies
into portions of the Pacific Northwest and southern British Columbia and
Alberta. Ongoing wildfires in Oregon, northern and central California,
and northern Nevada have flared up considerably this afternoon and
evening producing large plumes of thick density smoke spreading to the
east and northeast.
An additional area of light smoke, from wildfire activity over Asia,
extends across the Yukon and parts of the Northwest Territories.
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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