Wildfire smoke hovers over Michigan

Posted at 7:30 PM, Sep 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-14 19:30:20-04

The smoke from the wildfires have reached the Great Lakes bringing a murky haze over the Midwest. The upper level winds are set up "just right" to make this possible where we find ourselves sandwiched between two high level pressure systems. This pattern allows the Jet Stream or upper wind flow to move northwest to southeast bringing the smoke this way.

The good news is that the smoke will be high enough in the upper atmosphere, that it won't be an issue near the surface. The bad news of course is that the fires are continuing on the west coast, which means more smoke is possible in the coming days.

Be on the lookout for some vivid reddish sunsets and sunrises during the evening & mornings this week.

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