hazy skies
10:59 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Hazy Skies Across Central New Mexico

Listen to National Weather Service meteorologist Jason Frazier explain what's been going on in our skies.

There were numerous independent reports on Friday regarding the hazy skies and subsequent poor air quality within the Albuquerque Metro area.  The City of Albuquerque Air Quality Department released a Health Alert at 849am for poor air quality due to wildfire smoke which combined with dust from windy conditions. Additionally, a back door front ushered in a dramatic increase in low level moisture which enhanced the development of haze and associated visibility impacts. KUNM's Rita Daniels spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Jason Frazier.