Wildfire smoke worsens in north-central United States

wildfire smoke map
Map of smoke from wildfires in Canada, at 2 p.m. MT, July 6, 2015

The wildfires in Canada continue to pump smoke into the north-central United States and the midwest, deteriorating the air we breathe. Some air quality monitoring stations in South Dakota and Minnesota are reporting conditions that are “Unhealthy” [for everyone] and “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups”. North Dakota only has one station in the entire state that reports to AirNow, and that is in the extreme western part. If there were any in the central or eastern area, they would show some pretty nasty air.

The smoke is reflecting some sunlight, causing temperatures to drop below what they would be if the air was less polluted.

Wildfire Smoke forecast
Wildfire Smoke forecast for 5 p.m. MT, July 6, 2015.

wildfire Smoke Graphic

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.