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Smoke from Canadian fires enters Hudson Valley

May 31, 2023 12:54 pm

Bobby Welber reports in the Hudson Valley Post that smoke from far-off Canadian wildfires is settling in the Hudson Valley. The National Weather Service warned on May 30 that, "A plume of Canadian wildfire smoke is forecast to drift over the area and could lead to decreased air quality." The National Weather Service warned that "widespread haze" is forecast for the Hudson Valley, as "Smoke from Nova Scotia wildfires is (moving) westward.... This smoke is being smelled at ground level. Be alert if you are planning to be outside later today/tonight. Smoke can hurt your eyes, irritate your lungs and worsen respiratory illnesses." Officials warn anyone with respiratory ailments to limit outdoor activities this week. Read more about this story in the Hudson Valley Post.