It's about to get hazy again in the Hudson Valley. Meteorologist Ben Noll reports that more Canadian Wildfire smoke is heading our way.

Canadian Wildfires are Still Burning

Towards the end of May 2023 and the beginning of June, we started hearing of wildfires burning in Canada. We then saw a blanket of haze and smoke envelop the region. The fires burned for miles across Canada, which in turn created thick smoke that made its way down to the Hudson Valley causing the air to smell like a bonfire and the cancelation of many outdoor events.

And the fires continue to burn.

READ MORE: Canada Apologizes to Hudson Valley for Wildfire Smoke

According to Reuters, Canada is enduring its "worst wildfire season on record "with over 166,000 square kilometers (64,000 miles), or an area equivalent to four Switzerlands, of land already burnt." In the same article, they shared that it's predicted that the fires will burn through the new year.

Smoke From Canadian Wildfires Blows South Creating Hazy Conditions On Large Swath Of Eastern U.S.
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Haze and Smoke Expected to Return to the Hudson Valley

As the Canadian blaze continues, the smoke is making an unwelcome return to the Hudson Valley on Monday, October 2nd, 2023.

Meteorologist Ben Noll writes in a blog post that while we are getting more haze and smoke, it likely won't be as bad as it was back in June, however, those with breathing issues should be cautious.

Noll writes:

It’s unlikely that the near-ground smoke concentration will reach the extreme levels experienced early in summer, but sensitive groups should exercise caution outdoors

Noll adds that the smell and smoke could possibly hang around until Tuesday, October 3rd. With that being said, the haze and smoke make for some breathtaking photos of the sunsets and sunrises across the region, so make sure to be on the lookout.

Unbelievable Time Lapse of Wildfire Smoke Consuming New York City

New York in a Hazardous Orange Haze from Fires in Canada

While many of us in Upstate New York dealt with smog and smoke on Tuesday from the Canadian wildfires, take a look at what residents of New York City dealt with throughout the day today.

According to reports, air quality downstate was the worst since at least the 1980s Wednesday afternoon as a thick wave of orange smoke and ash left many from New York "hazed and confused."

On a normal day in New York, the air index is about 100.

Officials said the city’s air quality index had risen to 353 out of 500 and was considered to be “very hazardous".

And many of these images capture the reasons why.

Gallery Credit: Brian Cody TSM Albany

Eerie Look Inside the Once-Revered, Now Abandoned Sunset Lanes in Colonie

Two guys who create web content by sneaking inside abandoned buildings visited Sunset Lanes and entered in broad daylight. 
The 13-minute video posted by a man named Nate Perez Cunillera is an intriguing watch, and below are some screenshots of things you may find eerily interesting inside the bowling alley where the sun when down for good years ago.

Gallery Credit: Photo: YouTube

 

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