Smoke From Canada Arrives In Hampton Roads

July 30th, 2014 at 5:24 pm by under Weather

Have you noticed the haze in the sky over the past two days? If so, that has been from the wildfires in the Northwest Territories in Canada. That means the smoke has been traveling over 2500 miles to reach our area! The recent punch of cool & dry air is the main reason.

Smoke in Yellowknife, CA

Smoke in Yellowknife, Canada

In the Northwest Territories (NWT) there are 160 active wild fires. NWT Wildfire Map.

Looking Towards the James River Bridge

Looking Towards the James River Bridge

 

The jet stream is carrying the smoke towards our region. You cannot smell the smoke since it is in the upper-levels in the atmosphere. Also, since it made that long trip to our area, it has dissipated to unnoticeable levels. As the pattern shifts over the next 24 hours the smoke and haze will clear.

Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson

 

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