Have you noticed a burning smell today in the area? Well, if so, you are not the only one. And local fire officials say it is not anything that is on fire in town. Instead, it is coming from smoke that has drifted far south and east from wildfires in Canada.
Gusty northeast winds are bringing down clouds of smoke in the jet stream from forest fires up in Canada. This smoke has reduced visibility down to 3 miles, and in some cases, even less. People are reporting sinus headaches, breathing issues and other discomforts as a result of the smoke.
The smoke should start to dissipate after 5 PM today as the winds die down, and the smoke settles out of the sky. However, this might occur again tomorrow as northeast winds once again pick up and direct the smoke from Canada into our area.