A cold front following Monday’s storms brought down smoke generated by massive wildfires currently burning in Canada from the upper atmosphere, raising particulate levels in many areas of Wisconsin and creating hazy conditions.
Gail Good with the state Department of Natural Resources says it triggered yellow and orange air quality alerts in several parts of the state. Under those condition, children, the elderly, and those with respiratory conditions should reconsider plans to spend a great deal of time outdoors.
The increased levels were heading back down by midday, although DNR officials say the state could see more smoke as the fires continue to burn. Much of it depends on weather conditions in the coming weeks.