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Dakotas seeing smoke from Canadian wildfires

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Residents of the Dakotas may be noticing hazy skies this week as smoke from wildfires in Canada's Northwest Territories has made its way south to the U.S.

Adam Jones with the National Weather Service in Bismarck says strong northwestern winds have brought the smoke to North Dakota and South Dakota. The Northwest territories are about approximately 1,000 miles northwest of Bismarck.

Jones says because the wildfires are so big, large amounts of smoke have been traveling high into the atmosphere. The upper layers of the atmosphere have strong winds that can carry the smoke long distances.

The meteorologist expected the haze to last through Wednesday.

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