As clear days over Newfoundland go, today was one with a side note. Clouds were absent so the sky should have been vibrant blue, but smoke from forest fires burning far far away made it all the way to the east coast and gave the sky a bit of an odd colour.

In the map above you can see how a ‘cloud’ of smoke now covers most of North America, and today’s satellite image shows what that looks like from above:

Forest fire smoke over Newfoundland – July 14, 2021

To the left and right you’ll see white clouds, but in the top of the satellite image and all down the middle that greyish haze is all smoke, which we can expect to linger in the upper atmosphere for a while.

Tonight we can look forward to a strange sort of sunset light way before the sun actually sets, one of the only perks of a day like this.