https://www.cbsnews.com/news/canadian-w ... ty-alerts/Smoke from wildfires in Canada is affecting air quality in parts of the U.S. Northeast, environmental officials said, and maps and satellite images are showing the large-scale impact of the blazes. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Wednesday one its satellites showed some of the smoke being "swept up" by a swirling system, adding that "numerous" air quality alerts were in effect across eastern and central parts of the U.S.
An air quality health advisory was in effect Wednesday for much of New York, according to the state's Department of Environmental Conservation. The advisory showed air quality was "unhealthy" for the New York City metropolitan area, Eastern Lake Ontario and Central New York. It said air quality was "unhealthy for sensitive groups" in Long Island, the Lower Hudson Valley, Upper Hudson Valley and Western New York. Air quality in the Adirondacks was "moderate," according to the advisory.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams said New Yorkers should limit outdoor activity Wednesday while noting that children, older adults and those with heart or breathing problems may be "especially sensitive and should avoid outdoor activities during this time." "This is an unprecedented event in our city, and New Yorkers must take precautions," he said.
The FAA grounded all flights into and out of La Guardia Airport. Professional sports games could get canceled. Some schools aren't letting kids out for recess due to the air pollution.
Fire and smoke map, the US East Coast is experiencing what we've had over the last few years with wildfires in the Western US.
Canadian wildfires from west to east, a major fire was extinguished in Nova Scotia near Maine.
El Nino with the jet stream along the southern US.