Canadian Wildfire Smoke Staying High Up In Iowa

Des Moines, Iowa — There’s smoke over Iowa again from the Canadian wildfires, but National Weather Service Meteorologist, Brad Small says that smoke is high up and not causing problems.

He says a variety of factors impact how low the smoke hangs in the air.

Small says the smoke issues were bigger in New York and other eastern states recently because they are closer to the source. He says things could change in Iowa.

Small says the rest of the state shouldn’t see any low-hanging smoke. The DNR’s air quality measurements show air quality concerns only in a small area in the northwest and southwest corners of the state.