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Smoke from west coast wildfires is making Wisconsin skies hazy

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Posted at 10:01 AM, Sep 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-14 11:04:47-04

WISCONSIN — Smoke from wildfires in California and Oregon, as well as other fires closer to home, is transforming Wisconsin's skies.

You may have noticed some haze during last night's sunset or Monday morning's sunrise, and you may notice it later in the day as well. That haze is smoke from the wildfires happening across the country.

Much of the smoke has traveled from California and Oregon, but also from less significant fires across Canada, North Dakota, and Minnesota.

According to the National Weather Service, the smoke will make the skies look hazy during the day Monday.

Most of the smoke is high in the atmosphere, so we shouldn't have to worry about air quality or even smelling the smoke.

As the wind shifts south Monday night, much of the smoke streaming in from the west will be cut off, but there is actually quite a bit of wildfire activity to our south as well, across Missouri.

The hazy sky may be around for a while.

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