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What's the haze? Smoke from Canadian wildfires affecting Bulloch

Active children and adults, as well as those with respiratory issues that may be triggered by smoke, are advised to limit outdoor activity during this time.
Map Courtesy of National Weather Service

Many have noticed a smoky haze covering Bulloch County the last several days. On Tuesday, October 3, the National Weather Service in Charleston issued a special weather statement indicating that the haze is being caused by smoke from Canadian wildfires. 

See the weather statement below.

Affected Area: Candler; Bulloch; Effingham; Tattnall; Evans; Inland Bryan; Coastal Bryan; Inland Chatham; Coastal Chatham; Long; Inland Liberty; Coastal Liberty; Inland McIntosh; Coastal McIntosh; Inland Jasper; Beaufort; Coastal Colleton; Coastal Jasper

Surface Observations And Satellite Images Indicate That Smoke Being Generated From Wildfires In Canada Continues To Impact The Area. Visibilities Will Generally Range From 2 To 5 Miles Into This Evening Resulting In Pockets Of Poor Air Quality Across Parts Of Southeast Georgia And Far Southern South Carolina. This Includes The Savannah Metro Area. The Smoke Is Expected To Persist Into Wednesday.

Active Children And Adults As Well As Those With Respiratory Ailments That Can Be Triggered By Smoke Should Severely Limit Outdoor Activity And Stay Indoors.

Special Weather Statement was issued on October 3 at 3:19PM EDT by the National Weather Service in Charleston SC.