There is no health threat from the milky skies of the past couple weeks. Western United States wildfires have seen their smoke billow across the country, hanging over Door County and creating gorgeous reddish, orange sunsets. As of now, that is as far as the impact goes. Meteorologist Scott Coultice says particulates and ash have remained well above the earth’s surface.
Winds should pick up in a normal west to east pattern in the coming days as a cold front barrels through the region. That could potentially bring more smoke into the vicinity and usher in the best chance for the ash clouds to reach ground level. Coultice says he still thinks that scenario is unlikely. Temperatures will be in the 30’s Friday morning, so gardeners should begin to make plans to bring in plants susceptible to frost.