YOUR PHOTOS: Smoke from Canadian wildfires creates eerie sunrise, sunset in Virginia

Smoke has returned to the region

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Jackson Pullen - Clifton Forge

ROANOKE, Va. – Wildfires continue to rage in parts of Ontario and Quebec.

Our latest weather system has moved through our area, and we are left with winds out of the northwest. Because of the direction of flow, smoke from Canadian wildfires is being blown into our area.

The smoke will clear by the weekend with maybe a light haze left over. Check the air quality near you here.

In our area, the smoke has resulted in a hazy sky, moderate air quality, and an odd look to our sunrises and sunsets. Check out some of the user-submitted photos below from our first bout with the haze earlier this month.

Jackson Pullen

sunset on June 5th, the sun shining through the smoke gave it an unreal look

Clifton Forge
Josie Scottie

Smoky "sun-show"! Galax VA #justlookup


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Meteorologist Chris Michaels is an American Meteorological Society (AMS) Certified Broadcaster, forecasting weather conditions in southwest Virginia on WSLS 10 News from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. weekdays on Virginia Today.

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