Wildfires in Canada and in the Western United States, have put enough smoke into the atmosphere that the effects are being seen as far east as the Carolinas. From extended drought and record-breaking heat, fires like the ones in the headlines here in mid-July 2021, are becoming a repetitive story with little relief in sight.
The reason why smoke can travel thousands of miles, creating a haze and lowering air quality on the east coast, is because of the jet stream. The jet stream is dipping from the northwest allowing for elevated smoke to filter into the Mid-Atlantic.
This smoke will make it look hazy and visibilities will be lower than usual when looking at the horizon (especially from the High Country). #WakeUpCLT #ncwx #CLTwx