Why Chicago-Area Skies Will Look Hazy This Week
Noticing hazy skies around the Chicago area? It's because of smoke from distant fires. Smoke carried to Illinois on upper level winds from fires out west and in Canada continue to create hazy sunshine, according to the NBC 5 Storm Team. The week...
Do yourself a favor and try and catch a sunrise with the smoke in the atmosphere. They've been awesome the past few mornings.
I was in the UP this weekend and saw like no stars. Was pretty bummed.
Here is an easy site to check on if it is smoke, fire locations as reported via satellite, and the quality of the air from local sensors. This is an US-EPA site that pulls data from local, state, national, private sensors, and data sources:
https://fire.airnow.gov/ (uses device location access to zoom to your location automatically if you wish)