No, you’re not seeing things. It’s really hazy outside. This smoke in Philadelphia is here, real, and kind of dangerous.
The city is covered in a thick cover of smog and smells like someone’s having a campfire. It’s a really unpleasant environment to be outside in. If you had any outdoorsy June plans, you may want to hold off for the time being. The air is thick, smoky, and the exact opposite of the fresh summer air you’d expect.
Canada’s wildfire smoke has reached Philadelphia. Orange skies and straight up smells like smoke on my roof. pic.twitter.com/2NGSHUZxbH— Isaac Saul (@Ike_Saul) June 7, 2023
The smoke in Philadelphia is not only a giant bummer. It also poses a pretty significant health risk. Be sure to check on people in your life with underlying health conditions and the elderly. The best thing you can do right now is wait it out, read up, and stay safe. We can’t control the weather, but we can be prepared and understand what exactly is happening.
Your eyes and ears have probably been glued to the news to find out what exactly has been going on, but if you need the bullet points, we got you. It’s been a lot of information coming in at once, so to make it easier for you, we have the “need-to-know’s” for the situation.