Smoke from Canadian Wildfires Brings Haze to Seacoast on Monday
The smoke from the Canadian wildfires will drift back into the Seacoast on Monday.
131 fires have been burning in the Canadian province of Manitoba located directly north of Minnesota and North Dakota since April causing thousands to be evacuated from their homes. No new fires have been reported since Wednesday, according to the province of Manitoba.
"Monday the winds will allow that smoke to be transported to northern New England. We are expecting most of it to be elevated. It will create a haziness to the sky and make it not a perfectly blue sky," Meteorologist Hunter Tubbs from the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine, told Seacoast Current.
There will be no smell from the smoke nor any ill health effects expected from the smoke, according to Tubbs, who said officials at the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services have the final say and could issue a smoke advisory on Monday.
A cold front will push the smoke away from the Seacoast on Tuesday, although it could return on Wednesday.
"It depends on how much those fires get under control and what our wind direction is," Tubbs said.
The smoke could have the effect of dramatically enhanced reds, oranges and yellows at sunrise and sunset.
Meteorologist Dan Zarrow contributed to this report.