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Finger Lakes will have hazy skies thanks to Canadian wildfire smoke on Sunday, but you won’t smell it

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Did you notice a haze in the air on Saturday?

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If so, you’re not alone. While most in the Finger Lakes region saw hazy sun during the late-afternoon hours caused by wildfire smoke in Canada – it didn’t cause air quality issues like we saw last week.

That said, air quality levels did reach concerning levels for ‘sensitive groups’.

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What does AirNow say about that classification?

People with heart or lung disease, older adults, children and teens – take any of these steps to reduce your exposure:

  • Choose less strenuous activities (like walking instead of running) so you don’t breathe as hard.
  • Shorten the amount of time you are active outdoors.
  • Be active outdoors when air quality is better.

Everyone else: Enjoy your outdoor activities.

So, what’s the forecast for Father’s Day?

Conditions will be pristine, with highs in the mid-70s for most. While there will be some smoke aloft creating hazy skies during the afternoon – there won’t be any smoke observed at the lower levels.

Air Quality will also remain favorable for outdoor activity for nearly all groups of people.