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What's with the weird sky color Sunday?

What's with the weird sky color Sunday?
Orange sky over Edmonds, taken Aug. 1, 2010 by YouNews contributor gypsycorgi

Many around the Northwest noticed the sky looked a bit weird Sunday with the sunlight more of a brownish/orange akin to a sunset than midday sunshine.

It turns out, a decent plume of smoke from wildfires burning in inland British Columbia got caught up on the northerly flow and was pushed over Western Washington.

Here is a snap shot from a visible satellite image:

You can see an animation loop of the visible satellite over the area, taken between 10 a.m. and noon:

The smoke should subside by Monday morning.

You can check out some great photos of the orange-tinted sunset in our YouNews gallery >>>