Even for 2020, this isn't normal.
On Wednesday morning, the Bay Area awoke to a fresh new hell: literally skies the color of hellfire, which seemed to be "snowing" a light dusting of ash, from San Francisco to Marin to the Oakland Hills.
A new experience at the Golden Gate Bridge. . #abc7now https://t.co/ONyjKbZqd5— Wayne Freedman (@Wayne Freedman)1599674549.0
According to National Weather Service forecaster Roger Gass, wildfire smoke wafting down from Mendocino County has traveled more than 100 miles to the Bay Area, leaving a mass of polluted air to hover in the atmosphere high above the marine layer, SFGate reports, effectively tinting our skies the shades of an apocalyptic sunset and blacking out landmarks including the Golden Gate Bridge.
Instagramers from around the Bay are capturing the moment in images that run the gamut from "eerie calm" to absolutely terrifying, and yet even under the guise of doom, the beauty of San Francisco and her surrounds still manages to somehow shine, albeit in a very creepy way.