Wildfires bring hazy skies to South Dakota (Audio)

 

August 9, 2018

Mike Tanner

KWAT Radio News

 

 

WATERTOWN, S.D.—If the sky appears to be a little hazy across South Dakota today, there’s a reason for that.

 

Smoke from wildfires burning across the western U.S. and Canada is being carried into the Upper Midwest by jet stream winds aloft….

 

 

Forecaster Ryan Leake at the National Weather Service office in Aberdeen says this is not something new this summer. But he says this is about as bad as its been…..

 

 

Leake says until these fires are contained, or until there’s a shift in the upper level winds, we can export more of the same….

 

 

Leake says a pattern shift in the upper level winds could happen early next week, which would mean gradually improving visibility across South Dakota.