That’s right, you guessed it–the haze blurring the Front Range horizon is from wildfire smoke.
The smoke appears to be from three fires in New Mexico, according to smoke detection maps from the National Weather Service. It could also be coming from a blaze that started this morning near the Royal Gorge–read more about that here.
Take a look at where the smoke is moving:
The smoke pattern should change throughout the day, so keep checking this website for updates.
The National Weather Service has also issued a Red Flag warning for much of Colorado. That means that we are in “critical fire conditions”–so high temperatures, high winds…all in all, tinder-box conditions. Red Flag warnings are issued on a daily basis; take a look at today’s warning, below.