New Jersey Smokey Air Forecast
U.S. Smoke Forecast Disscussion
DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE
IMAGERY THROUGH 1645Z, May 23, 2018.
New Mexico/Southern Colorado...
A couple of wildfire complexes in west central New Mexico were continuing
to emit locally moderate density smoke which was confined relatively close
to the actual fires during the morning. A larger shield of thin density
smoke though extended from the fires to the north-northeast over north
central New Mexico and across the border into south central Colorado.
Northeastern US/Northern Great Lakes Region/Much of Southern and Central
More than a dozen likely wildfires were scattered across a broad region
stretching from northeastern British Columbia in western Canada to near
the border of southeastern Manitoba-Ontario in south central Canada. A
large expansive area of varying density smoke from these fires covered a
sizable portion of southern and central Canada from northeastern Alberta
to the southern end of Hudson Bay to southeastern Quebec. A portion of
the thin to locally moderately dense also brushed across the northern
Great Lakes region and spread across much of the Northeast to off the
coast of Maine and Massachusetts.
A large mass of thin to moderate density smoke attributed to the ongoing
seasonal fires across Mexico and Central America was visible over much
of central and southern Mexico, and at least a portion of the western
part of Central America. The smoke also extended to the south over the
nearby Pacific. A relatively narrow axis of smoke stretched along more
concentrated fire activity over the western part of Mexico to south of
the Arizona-New Mexico border.
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:
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