Have you noticed some hazy skies in the Quad Cities lately? No, people along your morning commute aren't burning leaves, there's actually a legit reason for the haze. If you're awake early chances are you've noticed the sunrises are extra orange colored and blurry too. I love orange so it's extra beautiful to me, but it's not really 'the usual.'

There's a simple reason for the haziness and it's wildfires. But not the west coast wildfires. It's the Canadian wildfires.

Is the Haze in the Quad Cities Going to Stick Around?

Some of the wildfire haze is coming from the western part of the nation, but weather expert say the majority the haziness is coming from Canada. The haziness shouldn't bother you if you aren't super sensitive to pollution. It's mostly a visual thing according to We Are Iowa. Conditions are much worse in New York, for example. 

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Wildfire Smoke Could Last a Long Time
I-74 Traffic cams photo

The rock and roll mansion looks a little less clear than normal.

Rock and Roll Mansion, Townsquare Media photo

Our local weather experts are talking about the smoke and haze too.

We Are Iowa reports wildfires have burned over 2.5 million acres nationwide so far this year. That is 24.2% lower than this point in 2020. The only thing that can really help the haze and wildfires is some rain. I'm sure Canadians and those on the west coast could appreciate a break from the horrific wildfires. We can certainly tolerate a little haze in the meantime.

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