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...

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petethecrazyguy
petethecrazyguy
23 · 5 days ago · Reddit

Do yourself a favor and try and catch a sunrise with the smoke in the atmosphere. They've been awesome the past few mornings.

hobbituary
hobbituary
12 · 5 days ago · Reddit

I was in the UP this weekend and saw like no stars. Was pretty bummed.

zman9119
zman9119
6 · 5 days ago · Reddit

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)

 

Illinois Specific Dashboard

Lionheart1224
Lionheart1224
5 · 5 days ago · Reddit

Guess that explains why my asthma has been acting up a bit