Canadian Wildfire Haze Returns to the Seacoast
Hazy skies created by smoke from the still burning wildfires in the Canadian province of Manitoba since April along with summer like heat and humidity will make a one day appearance over the Seacoast on Saturday.
"We're expecting very little impact at the ground if any but it will create a haziness to the sky," National Weather Service meteorologist Hunter Tubbs told Seacoast Current.
High temperatures will reach 90 on Saturday with the humidity making it feel like the lower 90s on the Seacoast.
Unlike previous "appearances" by the smoke Tubbs said this will just be a one day appearance thanks to a cold front pushing through after midnight on Sunday morning.
"I would expect that to clear things out pretty well. Sunday will stay unsettled with shower activity that will also help clean things out," Tubbs said.
153 active fires are now burning in the Canadian province of Manitoba with five new fires alone reported in the past five days, according to the province's government. There are also fires burning in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Northwest Ontario.
Tubbs said the jet stream is pushing the smoke into northern New England which gets temporarily shifted by fronts and weather systems.
"If the jet stream stays in the same general area with the winds bringing the smoke in then it tends to keep coming back here and there," Tubbs said.
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