35 minutes | Jul 22, 2021

This is why it's so smoky outside [Ep. 373]

Smoke from wildfires in Oregon, California, Canada, and the western Pacific are traveling in the jet stream across the United States. Smoke and haze conditions are being seen across the East Coast, including in North Carolina and South Carolina. Big cities like New York, Chicago, and Washington are even seeing the smoke. As a result of the degraded atmospheric conditions, air quality alerts have been issued in the Carolinas. Particulars in the air may make it hard for some - especially the elderly, the young, and those with respiratory conditions - to breathe. For those individuals, officials are encouraging you to stay inside with the doors and windows closed. A filter, such as the one in your central air condition unit, can help filter the atmosphere inside your house. Carolina Weather Group panelist Evan Fisher compares photos of "current conditions" with "normal photos" taken in the same spot. Evan explains this process in this week's episode of the Carolina Weather Group. And special thanks to WCNC Charlotte meteorologist Chris Mulcahy, who used Evan's analysis on wcnc.com. You'll see Chris' report on this week's show and you can read Chris' full report here: https://www.wcnc.com/article/weather/wildfire-smoke-making-it-hazy-in-the-carolinas/275-c658508f-1990-4ac8-8169-5a8084e3db97 SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://carolinaweathergroup.com SUBSCRIBE ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmhGiYbMDccQcdSjpf87nGg --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message
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