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Thursday, 23 September 2021

Massive wildfires in West bring haze to Upstate

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Massive wildfires in West bring haze to Upstate
Massive wildfires in West bring haze to Upstate

Smoke from more than 100 wildfires in the Western United States and Canada is drifting into our area.

GABRIELLE: CHIEF METEOROLOGISTCHRIS JUSTUS IS HERE.THE RAIN IS GONE, BUT THE HEATIS COMING BACK.CHS:RI ONE THING WE TRADED ITFOR HIS MORE PLEASANTCONDITIONS.IT WAS 72 DEGREES YESTERDAY ANDNOW WE ARE CLOSER TO 90.AT LEAST WE ARE DRRIY GHT HERE.THE FRONTAL BOUNDARY IS NOT TOOUR SOUTH.THERE IS A 20% CHANCE AS THISFRONTAL BOUNDARYIES L HERE ANDLOW PRESSURE OVER THE ATLANTICIT COULD SPIN UP SOMETHINGTROPICAL.I WILL SHOW YOU THAT IN ABOUT 20MINUTES.ACTIVE ALERTS.WE HAVE AN AIR QUALITY WARNINGACROSS MUCH OF NORTH CAROLINA.NOT TO SAY THEY LLWI NOT BEISSUES, IT IS JUST MOREPRONOUNCED IN THE MOUNTAINS.AIR QUALITY WARNING MEANS THEAIR IS UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVEGROUPS.IF YOU HAVE RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS, AS MORE ALLERGIES, THAT ISWHEN IT IS DANGEROUS TO BEOUTSE.IDTHE SMOKE IN THE AIR ORIGINESATFROM WESTERN WILDFIRES.IT IS SETTLING IN HERE FOR ACOUPLE DAYS.IT IS TOASTY OUTSIDE.86 IN ANDERSON.83 RIGHT NOW IASN HEVILLE.CLEMSON A LITTLE HAZY.NOTE THAT THE SUNSET MAY BE ALITTLE MORE VIBRANT BECAUSE OFTHAT.80 AT 8:00.OVERNIGHT WE WILL HAVE MOLYSTCLEAR SKIES AND A WARM START TOTOMORROW.UP OR 60’S TO AROUND 70.THEN WE ARE TALKING A STRETCH OF90’S HEADING OUR WAY.I WILL DETAIL THAT FOR YOUCOMING UP IN A F MEWINUTES.JANE: FINALLY SEEING SOMESUNSHINE, BUT YOU MIGHT NOCETITHAT THE SKIES ARE LOOKING A BITDIFFERENT OUTSE.IDGABRIELLE: METEOROLOGIST SYDNEYSULLIVAN JOINS US TO EXPLAIN.SYDNEY: THAT’S RIGHT.WE ARE STARTING TO SEE SOME OFTHHAZYE SKIES, AND REALLY RIGHTNOW ONCE WE GOT THROUGH THE RAINWE SHOULD TYPICALLY SEE IGBRHT,BLUE SKIES.BUT AS YOU CAN SEE, THE HAZE ISREALLY SETTLING IN ACROSS THEAREA.THIS IS GOING TO BE STICKINGAROUND WITH US THE NEXT COUPLEOF DAYS.LIKE CHRIS MENTIONED, THIS ISALL DUE TO THE FIRES OUT WESTAND EVEN CANADA.CURRENTLY THEYRE A ABOUT --THERE ARE ABOU75T ACTIVE FIRESAND THESE LARGE SMOKE LOOMS AREEXTENDING SO FAR INTO THEATMOSPHERE, ALLOWING THE SMOKETO TRAVEL THROUGH THE JET STREAMTHOUSANDS OF DOLLARS --THOUSANDS OF MILES FROM THESOURCE.YOU MIGHT HAVE NOTICED THE HAZYSKIES.THEY WILL STICK AROUND THE NEXTW FEDAYS AS SMOKE TRAVELS ALONGTHE JET STREAM.YOU CAN SEE THIS INDICEDAT BYOUR WILDFIRE MET.THIS -- MAP/.THE COLORS INDICATING THEHIGHEST LEVELS OF THE SMOKEFIRES.AS IT PUSHES INTO THE CAROLINAS,PEEKING THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY.STILL WILL LIKELY STICK AROUNDEVEN INTO THE WEEKEND.THIS WILL BE SOMETHING THAT WILLLIKELY PRESENT HAZY CONDITIONSBUT COULD IMPACT THE AIRQUALITY.AND THE MAIN AIR QUALITY ALERTSAT THIS POINT ARE LITTLE FARTHERNORTH OF US BUT COULD STILL SEEAREAS IMPACTED CLOSER TO HOME.I DID SPEAK WITH A FORMERPROFESSOR OF MINE OF ATMOSPHERICSCIENCE.AND HE SPOKE ABOUT SOME OF THECONDITIONS HE HAS BEEN SEEING,AS HE IS VACATIONING OUT WEST.

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