Wildfires burning across Northern California caused “unprecedented” smoke clouds on Wednesday morning, September 9.
The National Weather Service (NWS) reported dark orange skies in the Bay Area Wednesday morning. The “unprecedented” amount of smoke came as wildfires burned a record acreage across California, the NWS said.
Climate scientist Daniel Swain said on Twitter that the “extremely dense” plumes of smoke were almost completely blocking out the sun in Northern California.
This video shows the scene in San Francisco around 9.30 on Wednesday morning. Credit: Kushaan Shah via Storyful