There’s an unprecedented amount of smoke and haze across the northeastern United States right now, including Pennsylvania smoke.
Multiple states are under severe air quality warnings, including Pennsylvania. In fact, the game between the Detroit Tigers and Philadelphia Phillies was postponed because of unsafe air quality, as pictured above.
So, what is causing all the smoke and smog? The main cause is the Canadian Wildfires. The smoke is coming down from Canada and has reached as far south as, yes, Philadelphia. Now, Pennsylvania is under a Code Red Air Quality Alert. According to the National Weather Service, that means air pollution concentrations within the region are unhealthy. Some people could experience mild health effects. Moreover, people with sensitive conditions could experience more serious health effects from the bad air quality.
How long will the Pennsylvania smoke last?
The National Weather Service says that according to the wind trajectory, the smoke and haze will likely last for the next few days. But, the good news is that the strongest concentrations of smoke should start to dissipate this afternoon across Pennsylvania, according to the NWS. But, this evening, it could get more dense, so don’t make outdoors plans just yet. In addition, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection tweeted out that, “The previously issued Air Quality Action Day for Thursday, June 8th is being upgraded to the Unhealthy category statewide. In addition, this alert has been extended to Friday, June 9th at 11:59 pm.”