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No, it is not all fog, thick smoke from Canada infiltrating Colorado

Let's call it 'moist smoke'
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Posted at 1:31 PM, May 19, 2023

Wildfire smoke has become thick across eastern Colorado Friday afternoon.

The source? Over a thousand miles away, in western and central Canada, wildfires have burned well over a million acres this Spring.

The smoke from these fires has made the long trip south, with the help of a cold front. This cold front brought rain and thunderstorms Thursday and Friday, along with an uninvited guest... wildfire smoke.

cold front and smoke map
Wildfire smoke US

This uninvited guest is greatly reducing air quality. Air quality alerts are in place for eastern Colorado until at least 4 pm Friday.

Air Quality Alert May 19, 2023


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