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September 16, 2020 | by: The Morning Show with Colin!

Smoke From US Wildfires Causes Hazy Sky Over Maritimes

Did you happen to notice a faint haze yesterday?

This is actually wildfire smoke from the fires burning in the western US. The smoke is being carried our way thru the upper atmosphere.

The haze made for a more colourful sunset last night. More colourful sunsets are expected this week.

Smokey sunset in Rothesay

Smokey sunset in Rothesay

If you happen to notice the haze today, its more than likely from the smoke from the fires out west, and FireWork, the air protection system operated by Environment Canada says the smoke may continue to stick around over the next little while given the extensive fires in the west US, this will probably not be the last we see of the smoke over the next coming weeks.

U.S. fire and smoke map

Environment Canada FireWorks smoke map

More from CTV News here and here