DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE
IMAGERY THROUGH 1800Z July 20, 2018.
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Wildfires in south-central Washington are producing plumes of high-density
smoke moving east-southeastward, with light-density smoke extending
eastward to the Idaho border.
Several wildfires in southwestern Oregon are producing medium-density
smoke. The plumes are moving generally to the southwest to the Pacific
coast, then turn shouthward parallel to the coast.
The Ferguson fire near Yosemite National Park is producing
moderate-density smoke extending mainly northwest from the
fire. Light-density smoke attached to this fire also extends west to
near San Francisco and north to Reno, Nevada.
New Mexico/Texas/Lower Mississippi Valley....
A large area of light-density remnant smoke is drifting southward over the
lower Mississippi Valley and Texas and westward over New Mexico. This
smoke is left over from fires in Texas and Oklahoma yesterday. In
addition, several small fires in the ArkLaTex region are producing plumes
of light smoke moving eastward.
Several large wildfires in northeastern Ontario are producing plumes of
high-density smoke moving north and northeast. In addition, a large area
of light-density remnant smoke from these and other fires across Canada
is drifting eastward and extends from eastern Ontario to Newfoundland.
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
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