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National Weather Service has good news for Salt Lake City



Salt Lake City, Utah — Officials with the National Weather Service office in Salt Lake City shared the good news in a tweet Friday.

According to officials, the smoky conditions that have blanketed northern Utah for weeks are expected to improve over the weekend.

According to Utah’s Department of Environmental Quality, the air quality will increase, and the current air conditions throughout most of Utah are in the moderate range.

Davis, Salt Lake, and Tooele counties remain in “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups.”

For over a month the state’s most populous areas have dealt with a constant haze sitting over northern Utah because of out-of-state wildfires.

With the giant Caldor Fire in California now 53% contained, there is less smoke blowing east towards Utah.

Salt Lake City had the worst air quality in the entire world for several hours on Aug. 6.

While conditions have improved slightly since mid-August, a smoky haze has consistently compromised health conditions and ruined views along the Wasatch Front.