Smoke From Western Wildfires Drifting into New England
A smoke plume from major wildfires burning in eastern Washington state and Saskatchewan now stretches over 2000 miles.
The National Weather Service Office in Gray, Maine says smoke will likely drift into New England on Saturday, making for "hazy conditions but beautiful sunsets." Currently, the smoke plume from the west is high up in the atmosphere, but meteorologists say that rain could be forcing the smoke lower.
Hot, dry and windy conditions have fueled hundreds of wildfires in the past few weeks in parts of Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Alberta and Alaska. The smoke has been visible on satellite throughout the week and has led to air-quality warnings in many states and provinces.