The Haze Across New Jersey Is From The California Fires
You may have noticed starting yesterday that there has been a haze across much of New Jersey.
But it's not from fog.
Believe it or not, it's from the historic wildfires that have been burning through California almost 3,000 miles away.
I first noticed a film on the office windows here in downtown Toms River, and on my drive home last night you could see the haze settled across the area.
Yesterday, New Jersey meteorologist Gary Szatkowski posted this map of the smoke plume crossing the continent:
Thankfully, unlike California it's not presenting a serious health risk. As of this writing, most of New Jersey's air quality is listed as being between "Good" and "Moderate" according to New Jersey DEP readings.