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10:10am — Where’s All This Haze Coming From?

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — City meteorologist says it could be from wildfires around the West, and maybe the humidity.

The haze hanging over Albuquerque this morning could be old smoke from the numerous wildfires burning across the West and it could be the result of our unaccustomed humidity, the weather-wise city meteorologist Jeff Stonesifer says in his daily e-mailed forecast.

"I certainly can't attribute this morning's haze to any one particular fire," said Stonesifer, who also said pollution would begin to accumulate under the ridge of high pressure that's expected to dominate our weather through the rest of the week.

As for that humidity, Stonesifer said thunderstorms east of the mountains last night generated a canyon wind that brought humid air into the Rio Grande Valley.