Saturday, April 9, 2016
What's Up With Those Hazy Skies Over Dorchester?
The wind has whipped Dorchester and the rest of southeast Nebraska over the past week, with gusts of 35-50 mph.
The only change has been the direction of those howling winds.
Saturday's winds blew hard from the southeast, bringing with it smoke and haze from Kansas and Oklahoma wildfires.
Currently, more than 20 wildfires are active in Kansas and Oklahoma. See the active fire map here.
Toward evening on Saturday, the haze over Dorchester was very apparent.
In Oklahoma, Gov. Mary Fallin a few days ago declared a state of emergency in 10 new counties due wildfires.
Meanwhile, Kansas authorities say wildfires in several Kansas counties have been largely contained, but they continue to smolder.