Canadian Smoke to Return to New York and the Hudson Valley This Week
It's about to get hazy again in the Hudson Valley. Meteorologist Ben Noll reports that more Canadian Wildfire smoke is heading our way.
Canadian Wildfires are Still Burning
Towards the end of May 2023 and the beginning of June, we started hearing of wildfires burning in Canada. We then saw a blanket of haze and smoke envelop the region. The fires burned for miles across Canada, which in turn created thick smoke that made its way down to the Hudson Valley causing the air to smell like a bonfire and the cancelation of many outdoor events.
And the fires continue to burn.
According to Reuters, Canada is enduring its "worst wildfire season on record "with over 166,000 square kilometers (64,000 miles), or an area equivalent to four Switzerlands, of land already burnt." In the same article, they shared that it's predicted that the fires will burn through the new year.
Haze and Smoke Expected to Return to the Hudson Valley
As the Canadian blaze continues, the smoke is making an unwelcome return to the Hudson Valley on Monday, October 2nd, 2023.
Meteorologist Ben Noll writes in a blog post that while we are getting more haze and smoke, it likely won't be as bad as it was back in June, however, those with breathing issues should be cautious.
It’s unlikely that the near-ground smoke concentration will reach the extreme levels experienced early in summer, but sensitive groups should exercise caution outdoors
Noll adds that the smell and smoke could possibly hang around until Tuesday, October 3rd. With that being said, the haze and smoke make for some breathtaking photos of the sunsets and sunrises across the region, so make sure to be on the lookout.
Unbelievable Time Lapse of Wildfire Smoke Consuming New York City
New York in a Hazardous Orange Haze from Fires in Canada
Gallery Credit: Brian Cody TSM Albany
Eerie Look Inside the Once-Revered, Now Abandoned Sunset Lanes in Colonie
Gallery Credit: Photo: YouTube