Have you wondered about the recent grey skies and dimmer Sun, especially around sunrise and sunset? The West Coast wildfires are to blame as jet streams have carried smoke caused by the fires in California, Oregon and Washington across the country, first hitting our area on Monday.
These past few days have been marked by hazy, grey skies despite little clouds and while the Sun is lower in the sky, it’s even possible to look directly at the Sun, though eye experts still recommend against it. Although to the eye, there has undergone some changes, air quality will not be affected and the smoke is too far above the ground.
The Washington Post reports the smoke will stick around until Thursday.
By Adam Levine