Big fires mean brillant skies
Wildfires in the western part of the United States can make for spectacular sunsets and sunrises in this area.
“It’s been periodic and not continual,” said WDAY meteorologist John Wheeler, “but a few days over the past few months — it’s not every night — it’s been brilliant.”
The outstanding sunsets are caused by high altitude smoke from the west, he said.
“People need to understand this isn’t smoke you can smell,” he said. “It’s 10,000-20,000 feet up.”
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