Saturday, September 11, 2021

Hazy Skies = Smoke from Western Wildfires


That hazy look in the sky is more smoke from western wildfires. The smoke is riding the westerlies out of the Pacific Northwest then bending southward into the region along the upper level winds. The "HRRR" model can map the smoke and produce a forecast out several hours. The highest values are the most intense concentration vertically.

The smoke is aloft over our region and generally not obscuring visibility at the surface.

NWS/WTWO

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