Wildfires bring smoke, haze to valley
EAGLE COUNTY Several western wildfires have led to a hazy sky here, said Troy Lindquist, meteorologist for the National Weather Service. Winds traveling east in the upper level of the atmosphere have carried smoke from fires in other western states such as Utah and Wyoming, Lindquist said.As long as the fires are out there, we will continue to see smoke in the atmosphere, Lindquist said.Depending on the amount of smoke and individual health, residents may or may not want to stay inside, Lindquist said. The smoke wont local weather, Lindquist said. With the hot and dry weather, fires are likely continue until rain brings relief, he said.