Smoke from California wildfires is now visible in Kansas

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As wildfires continue to rage throughout California, residual plumes of smoke have drifted all the way to the Midwest, reaching as far as the Northwestern region of Kansas. The haze is expected to linger in the air for most of next week before the high pressure system moves toward the Mississippi Valley and potentially into some of the southeastern states, according to Matt Gerard, lead forecaster of the NWS in Dodge City. "That's a lot of smoke to be traveling that far east," said Gerard. "Here, we've had some pretty bright red sunrises and sunsets, and the smoke up in the atmosphere coming overhead really gives the sky a grayish look."
Smoke from California wildfires is now visible in Kansas

Photo taken on Aug. 19, 2020 at the Windy Hill Open Space Preserve of San Mateo County shows the dense smoke of wildfires in San Francisco Bay Area, California, the United States. Photo taken on Aug. 19, 2020 at the Windy Hill Open Space Preserve of San Mateo County shows the dense smoke of wildfires in San Francisco Bay Area, California, the United States. Photo: Xinhua News Agency / Getty Images Photo: Xinhua News Agency / Getty Images Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Smoke from California wildfires is now visible in Kansas 1 / 3 Back to Gallery

As wildfires continue to rage throughout California, residual plumes of smoke have drifted all the way to the Midwest, reaching as far as the northwestern region of Kansas.

The haze is expected to linger in the air for most of next week before the high-pressure system moves toward the Mississippi Valley and potentially into some of the southeastern states, according to Matt Gerard, lead forecaster of the National…
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