We’ve been tracking smoke from wildfires in the Pacific Northwest and western Canada for the last few days. That smoke has been lofted thousands of feet into the air and shoved east.
Now, we’re seeing the haze associated with it in southwest and central Virginia.
Here's a neat infographic made by our Creative Services folks at @wsls— Chris Michaels (@WSLS_Michaels) July 21, 2021
Tells you all you need to know about the smoke/haze we're dealing with. pic.twitter.com/MpjYMP8HMz
This is also helping to create some odd-looking sunrises and sunsets in our area. When smoke is present, it scatters and filters out sunlight, creating an orange/red disk appearance at the beginning or end of the day.
You can see that in a picture that I took outside the TV station early Wednesday morning.
Another smoke-enhance sunrise outside @wsls this morning pic.twitter.com/V8Wy0amlxJ— Chris Michaels (@WSLS_Michaels) July 21, 2021
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