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Why have the skies been so hazy?

Summer skies often look hazy because of the high humidity, which condenses in the sky and forms small liquid water particles that scatter light, creating that hazy effect.

But there’s a different reason our skies have not been a nice blue color when they’re cloud-free: smoke.

It’s coming from wildfires in the forests of the Northwest Territories in Canada, which were started naturally by lightning strikes. The winds have moved this smoke our way, defining which areas would be affected by the smoke. Continue reading

Category: Meteorology, Phenomena, Weather Dangers

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