Smoky condtions prominent across South Dakota due to Montana, Canadian wildfires (Audio)

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July 29, 2021
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–One step out the door today and you knew things were different.

There’s a heavy smell of smoke in the air, and you can see it too, with a haze that’s thick enough to reduce the visibility…

National Weather Service forecaster Steve Fleegel says a change in the weather pattern has made the difference….

For people with health problems, it’s a good idea to stay indoors…

Fleegel talks about what it will take to push the smoke and haze out…

Fleegel says the smoky conditions are expected to remain in South Dakota until the late afternoon today, or possibly longer.