The skies over Southcentral Alaska are hazy with smoke. But it’s not from any nearby fires.
The haze is blowing east from wildfires in Siberia, amid one of the worst wildfire seasons Russia has ever experienced.
“The whole northern hemisphere is burning right now. But the wildfires in Siberia are particularly bad this year," said Mike Lawson, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Anchorage.