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San Francisco awakens to darkness, as
wildfire smoke blankets city in red twilight

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 9/10/2020 4:33:18 AM

San Francisco and the Bay Area woke up under prolonged darkness today, in scenes that resemble Martian landscapes or a nuclear winter. The sky lightened briefly around 9 a.m. in some places, but then continued to get darker again, as atmospheric smoke casts the city in a perpetual twilight of red and orange. Fine ash rains over it all. Despite the orange haze, the air at ground level is breathable, with a current AQI of 78 (safe for all but the unusually sensitive, who should avoid exertion). The colored skies are the result of heavy layers of wildfire smoke above the fog, some of it washing down

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Lots of photos.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: HerbVA 9/10/2020 5:38:58 AM (No. 536272)
The upside is the smoke will cover the stench of feces.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: watashiyo 9/10/2020 5:53:00 AM (No. 536284)
A pinch of what Hell could look like, but 1000 times worse and permanent!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: MMC 9/10/2020 6:02:10 AM (No. 536291)
But Wuhan NaN has her hair done!!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Knotwyrkin 9/10/2020 7:35:35 AM (No. 536343)
This sounds like something out of that fiction writer's novel called "The Stand", an account about a pandemic induced end-of-the-world and the final battle between the evil worshipers of Satan and The Believers of the True God..
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Reply 5 - Posted by: ROLFNader 9/10/2020 8:19:57 AM (No. 536389)
Forgive me for finding it extremely difficult to feel sorry for these people who elected those that let this happen.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: cor-vet 9/10/2020 8:54:14 AM (No. 536429)
This is actually hitting the very people that voted to turn San Fran into a 3rd world s**thole. San Fran carries the state in elections, so it's finally true when people say, you get what you vote for!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Strike3 9/10/2020 8:59:47 AM (No. 536436)
Sodom is burning.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Skeptical1 9/10/2020 9:41:17 AM (No. 536466)
These photos are good, but they don't quite do it justice. Very dark, very orange, all day long. All we needed was lightning. But if this was supposed to be our punishment for remaining in a state that went 2:1 for Hillary, it was kind of a bust. Sorry about that, but the experience was kind of fun. People in the path of these fires are the ones suffering, and for what it's worth, they're living in the areas where Donald Trump had the most support. But maybe some of our posters here think they deserve it for not having relocated to a red state.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Axeman 9/10/2020 9:49:04 AM (No. 536473)
The title mentions SF, maybe because it's familiar to people everywhere, but the smoke cloud covered the western seaboard and swept into Mexico. It was very dense at times. Noontime was like late evening on Mars. Ashes wafting out of the sky, covering everything. Zombies and vampires roaming the streets. Well, that last part describes SF any time. The worst part of it is that the places that are burning are the Republican parts of the state. By land area that would be most of the state.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: hershey 9/10/2020 9:51:47 AM (No. 536479)
More like Dantes 'Hell', which San Fran definitely qualifies for...
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Reply 11 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter 9/10/2020 11:13:34 AM (No. 536556)
Thinking of the "Smug Alert!" episode of South Park... I've read that in steel's heyday back in the 30's & 40's, Pittsburgh was like this every day.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 9/10/2020 7:46:04 PM (No. 537030)
Detroit by the Bay. Enjoy the suck, Dem voters.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: DVC 9/11/2020 2:54:49 PM (No. 537732)
Fires set by antifa terrorists.
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