I saw a hazy orange moon this morning and thought, that's odd. I thought, could it be from wildfire smoke? Then figured that was ridiculous. Turns out my suspicion was correct. I can't even imagine just how horrific the west coast is right now. If we're getting this much smoke, imagine how it is for our friends to the west.
The raging forest fires that have led to orange skies on America's northern West Coast are now having an impact on the weather in Minnesota.
Smoke from the fires has been drifting east in recent days, and on Sunday evening led to hazy skies as it moved into the upper atmosphere above Minnesota.
The National Weather Service says that this in turn will lead to more red and orange sunrises and sunsets for the next few days.