Wildfires burning across Northern California caused “unprecedented” smoke clouds on Wednesday, 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 2.2 million acres (3,400 square miles) 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, filmed by Jilles Soeters, shows the scene in San Francisco on Wednesday morning. Soeters shared the footage on Twitter with the caption, “This is San Francisco right now, or Mars. I’m not sure anymore.” Credit: Jilles Soeters via Storyful