Canadian wildfires bring smoky haze to Capital Region skies

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The Capital Region awoke to a blanket of smoky haze on Tuesday morning.

The haze is coming from wildfire smoke in Quebec, and being pulled southward by the jet stream, according to NewsChannel 13 First Warning Meteorologist Christina Talamo.

The smoke gives an eerie, hazy appearance to the sky, and a lingering smell in the air. It’s also caused a red or a pink tint to the moon.

The National Weather Service has issued an Air Quality Alert for the Capital Region through midnight on Tuesday.

People with respiratory problems – including asthma, heart disease and others – are urged to limit their time outside.