Wyoming Smokey Air Forecast
U.S. Smoke Forecast Disscussion
DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
THROUGH 0000Z August 16, 2018.
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Southern Canada and much of the United States....
The ongoing wildfire activity affecting portions of the western United
States and western Canada continues to produce tremendous amounts of smoke
with an enormous area of varying density smoke extending over much of
provincial Canada and the contiguous United States except for portions
of the Mid-Mississippi Valley, Gulf Coast and Southwest. The area of
densest smoke extends from Alberta to northern Ontario. Areas with the
highest concentration of fires emitting dense smoke contributing to this
large area include northern British Columbia, north-central Washington,
central Idaho and southwest Montana, and northern California.
Caribbean Sea/Gulf of Mexico...
An area of Saharan dust extended over much of the western Gulf of Mexico.
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
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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