Hazy skies are covering most of Nebraska. National Weather Service – Valley Meteorologist Josh Boustead says that is smoke from Canadian wildfires. How long it will remain depends on several factors.
Boustead says, “One is how long they last. They are quite large so we don’t expect that to end anytime soon but also it depends on when the wind pattern within that smoke pattern changes. We do expect that to change over the next couple of days.”
Boustead says they are also keeping close tabs on the air quality. He says it is just getting toward the unhealthy range now. There are no air quality alerts in place at this time. He says those who are sensitive to smoke should take some precautions as we near that unhealthy range.
Health department officials advise people with lung disease to take note and avoid strenuous outdoor activity.