Wildfires Are Causing A Smoky Haze Over North Dakota, And Here’s What You Should Know
North Dakota is feeling the effects of wildfires blazing miles away across the border. As the air conditions fluctuate, you’ll want to be in the know for how bad the smoke is and if you should be taking precautions before going outdoors. Here’s everything we currently know about the situation and what you can expect in the coming days.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
Along with the NOAA map, you can also check the official North Dakota Air Quality Monitoring page. As the wildfires continue to burn and wind currents change, the smoke may return to the area, so it is best to stay informed.
Similar wildfire smoke came through North Dakota last year, and a local photographer took some incredible photos of the effects of the haze. Read about it and see them right here.
Leah moved to North Dakota when she was 12 years old and has traveled from the Red River Valley to the badlands and many places in between. She loves small-town life and currently enjoys living on a small farm in the ND prairie. She's always had a passion for writing and has participated in novel writing challenges such as NaNoWriMo multiple times. Her favorite part about this job is recognizing small businesses that deserve a boost and seeing the positive affect her articles can have on their traffic, especially in rural areas that might have otherwise gone overlooked.
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