Smoke In Massachusetts: How To Breathe Safe
When you see a headline like Canadian Wildfires: How To Breathe Safe, one would say, but I'm in New England. It didn't matter, until now. Those pesky Canadian wildfire winds are blowing south, right into our neighborhood. Normally, the smoky haze we see could be from a hazy, hot and humid summer day. Not today. It's actually smoke. THAT could be why your eyes, are itchy. and your throat maybe scratchy. In New England, you can see the haze, mostly from the highways, where our long view is non obstructed. BUT, in New York, and New Jersey, daytime looks like night, and the New York skyline looks like 1970's LA. When Will It Clear? CBS News reports: As dense smoke from wildfires burning in Canada continued to blanket parts of the U.S. on Wednesday from Minnesota to Massachusetts, and as far south as North Carolina, forecasts suggest air quality will not improve substantially for a few more days. "We have been in a blocked pattern across North America all week long," Jen Carfagno, a Weather Channel meteorologist, told CBS News in an email. "That kept an area of upper level low pressure stuck over the Northeast. The flow around the low pressure has been guiding wildfire smoke from Quebec into the Northeast, Great Lakes, and even Ohio Valley and down in the mid-Atlantic." So in other words, the weather pattern has to change to blow out the smoke. We've held our breath long enough. Thanks to our friends at the American Lung Association, we found a list of tips on how to breathe safe. Certainly, it's not as bad here, as it is in Canada. But, these are tip worth looking at.