Parts of the northern U.S. seeing impacts of fires from Canada

BROOKINGS, S.D.(KJJQ)- Some areas of the northern U.S have seen significant impacts from the Canadian wildfires. In South Dakota, it has been an occasional issue.

State Climatologist, Laura Edwards, says that will continue.

There have also been health warnings connected to Canadian smoke issued in parts of Minnesota and several other states at various times.

Edwards says that smoke may be holding down temps a little.

Is there the potential for this smoke and the particulates in the atmosphere to lead to increased moisture? Edwards isn’t sure.

There are more than 500 wildfires burning across Canada and about half are listed as out of control.