Air Quality Suffering from Wildfire Smoke

July 6, 2015: We may see some issues with the wildfire smoke coming from Canada tomorrow morning (read up on them here: http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/western-wildfires/canadian-wildfire-smoke-chokes-much-u-s-n387706).

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Air behind a cold front is at unhealthy levels because of the wildfire smoke. Colder air is dense and naturally likes to sink, which helps drag smoke in the upper levels of the atmosphere (above 20,000 ft.) down to near the ground, causing air quality issues.

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Check out the air quality conditions and forecast at www.airnow.gov Tuesday morning, and if the air quality is unhealthy, take it easy tomorrow.  The smoke is going to cause plenty of respiratory issues.

-Alex

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This post was written by Alex Kirchner on July 6, 2015

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