Hazy sunrises and sunsets in Oklahoma and western wildfire smoke


A months long study of the impact of smoke from wildfires that burned millions of acres in California and other western states shows significant impact even in Oklahoma.

The analysis was of federal satellite imagery and concluded the wildfires also worsened the overall air quality in the Midwest according to a report by NPR’s California Newsroom and Stanford University’s Environmental Change and Human Outcomes Lab.


It was no secret that the smoke lingered deeply over Colorado, New Mexico and Kansas and as far north as North Dakota. Even in recent weeks, sunrises and sunsets in Oklahoma were hazy due to the smoke.

Click here for NPR report.

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