Many in KELOLAND are not only staring at sunny skies, but at a haze that's stuck over the Dakota. This haze stems from the wild fires out west, it's smoke being blown over our area.
This satellite loop highlights the smoke in green and blue. It's from the wild fires in Montana and Idaho and is covering the Dakotas via the upper air steering currents.
Some people with asthma or allergy problems may be suffering a little more due to more pollutants in the air. We'll need a change in the weather pattern to not only alleviate the haze problem here, but to help with the fight against the fires out west.
It's also interesting to note, our temperatures may be hindered a little due to NOT getting more direct sunlight. That's almost hard to imagine considering we're about to enter a stretch of ninety degree heat.
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