Hazy Sky in Eastern Iowa

UPDATE at 8:00 PM: The smoke has become more widespread this evening and is the result of the poor air quality across parts of eastern Iowa.

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Did you notice the haze in the sky across portions of eastern Iowa?  It’s being caused by smoke from wildfires in western United States and western Canada.  The smoke was brought down with help from a cold front that moved in from north to south across the area.

 

Here is a satellite view from the high resolution GOES-16 satellite.

Here is another vantage point from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Here’s an explanation from the National Weather Service in Milwaukee.  The new satellite allows us to analyze different products.

A KWWL viewer reported smelling smoke in Dubuque, where the haze was most prominent in our area Thursday afternoon.  The Air Quality Index is in Moderate to Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups range, which means most of us won’t be affected.  Those with lung diseases, older adults and younger children may be affected.

 

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This post was written by Kyle Kiel on August 31, 2017

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Monday night storms

Here is a look at the infrared satellite image of the storms in Iowa. The storms are moving southeast. This image shows how cold the clouds are. The higher the clouds the colder they are and typically result in stronger storms.

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This post was written by Schnack on May 8, 2017