As record-setting wildfires continue to rage on the west coast and ravage parts of California, smoke from the blazes has spread even further than expected.
According to CNN, the National Weather Service reports that smoke from wildfires has moved across the U.S. -- and has reached the East Coast, including New York City.
The National Weather Service San Diego tweeted an image from their experimental tracking system, revealing the severity of the spread.
Smoke from the western fires is making it all the way to the East Coast and beyond (at least aloft--mostly above a mile above the surface). Here's the vertically integrated smoke (HRRR model from last night). Another map showed some smoke near the surface even in New England. pic.twitter.com/0Jl6WDAFjg
— NWS San Diego (@NWSSanDiego) August 8, 2018
They also assured that most of the smoke is at least " a mile above the surface" and poses no health risk to those in the affected areas in new york city and the east coast.
CNN reported that respiratory problems can arise from inhaling the smoke from wildfires and warned that if winds bring the smoke closer to the surface, air quality may be affected.
See images of the wildfires in California: