DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0200Z June 25, 2021
Southwestern U.S. including Arizona and New Mexico ...
The Rafael fire complex in North Central Arizona was observed emitting
moderate to thick density smoke to the south of Flagstaff. The smoke
from the Rafael fire complex is progressing eastward. The Horton and the
Bear fire complexes in Eastern Arizona were observed emitting moderate
to thick density smoke that is progressing northeastward over Western
New Mexico in this evening’s GOES visible satellite imagery.
South Central/Central U.S. and Southern/Mid Mississippi Valley...
A large region of light to moderate density smoke attributed to ongoing
wildfire activity in the Western United States was observed over Northern
Texas, most of Oklahoma, most of Kansas, most of Missouri, and most of
Arkansas. Light to moderate density smoke was also observed over parts
of the Southern and Mid Mississippi Valley in this evening GOES visible
Western/Southwestern Gulf of Mexico and Mexico...
Light to moderate density smoke from offshore drilling platforms was
observed over parts of the Bay of Campeche and Western Gulf of Mexico
progressing northwestward in satellite imagery. Light to moderate density
smoke was also observed over parts of coastal Eastern and Southern Mexico
as well in this evening’s satellite imagery.
Southern Canada including Saskatchewan and Ontario Provinces...
Fire complex activity was observed in this evening’s GOES visible
satellite imagery. Two fire complexes were observed in Central
Saskatchewan with thick density smoke progressing southeastward and one
large fire complex was observed in far Western Ontario near the Manitoba
border with thick density smoke progressing eastward in satellite imagery.
Alaska and Northwestern Canada...
Fire complex activity was observed in East Central Alaska with two
fire complexes observed and fire activity was also seen in the Yukon of
Northwestern Canada with smoke progressing northward in satellite imagery.
Saharan dust was observed over parts of the Western Gulf of Mexico as
well as over parts of the Eastern and Central Tropical Atlantic Ocean
to the southeast of the Lesser Antilles in this evening GOES visible
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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