DISCUSSION: As a direct result of a persistently dry and breezy weather pattern across parts of the interior Southeastern United States, there was a continued impact from ongoing localized brush fires which erupted across far northern sections of Georgia, South Carolina, and far western sections of North Carolina. As you can clearly see in this True-Color image which was captured much earlier in the day on Wednesday, you can clearly see the long-distant trajectories of the associated smoke plumes from these fires. They are distinguishable from other nearby cloud-cover due to the fact that you can see the smoke plumes as the semi-transparent milky-white plumes oriented from northwest-to-southeast. It is worth noting that despite the small size of these smoke plumes, many people with respiratory issues (e.g., asthma, emphysema, etc.) have been affected the smoke-filled air across much of eastern Georgia, nearly all of South Carolina, and southern/eastern North Carolina.
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~Meteorologist Jordan Rabinowitz