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Wildfires making the fog in San Francisco yellow are visible from space
1 July, 2018
A peculiar yellow-tinged fog is all over skies and social media feeds across the San Francisco Bay Area, thanks to wildfires raging in not-so-nearby Northern California counties.
In this imagery from the GOES-16 weather satellite, you can clearly see the column of smoke make its way to San Francisco Bay and then the Pacific Ocean, mixing with the cloud cover and fog:
The Bay Area’s anthropomorphized Karl the Fog can’t claim solo credit for this mashup: The wildfires in Lake and Yolo counties are filling the skies with plumes of ash and smoke
The fires, totaling 36,000 acres (about 56 sq miles, or 145 sq km), cover an area a bit larger than the city limits of San Francisco itself. While the Lake County fires are at 73% containment, the fires near Guinda in Yolo County are relatively new. Overnight they more than doubled in size to 22,000 acres. Despite burning more than 72 miles (115.8 km) away, smoke from the blazes has made them feel ever present in the Bay Area
With dry conditions and high temperatures, California’s wildfire season is in full swing. Last week, governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for Lake County
'Like a scene from the apocalypse': Bay Area residents wake up to wildfire ash, smoke
Bay Area residents woke up to streets blanketed with ash and a surreal sky right out of an Instagram filter.
Smoke from several Northern California fires drifted into the Bay Area over the weekend and cast an burnt orange hue across San Francisco, the East Bay and farther north.
Ash blanketed cars and the streets like snowfall, a harrowing deja vu to the hazy pink skies and masses of masks after strong winds carried smoke from October's deadly wildfires into the Bay Area. Some said the thick, blazing yellow sky looked eerie, like a scene out of a dystopian film.
"The amber sky from the Yolo County fire feels like someone turned on iOS Night Shift in the Bay Area," Jon Park, a San Francisco resident wrote on Twitter.
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