Seven months after he was first hospitalized with COVID-19, a utility worker from Las Cruces, N.M., has a brand new set of lungs. It is expected to improve slightly to "moderate" for Monday and Tuesday. “On Tuesday, the particulate matter that was put into the air was more direct from the fire, so it’s going to be smaller than it is right now … so that was reflecting the light differently than right now, which is more suspended and larger in size,” Muessle said. Remove debris under trees within 30 feet of your home; that prevents fire from climbing the tree canopy. The shorter wavelength indigos, greens and violets that make up the rest of the ROYGBIV rainbow are blocked by smoke particles, Peterson said. Posted at 10:21 AM, Aug 02, 2020 and last updated 2020-08-03 09:44:51-04 PHOENIX — If you looked up to the skies Sunday morning, you likely noticed the pinkish-red glow of the sun. Values above 500 are beyond the AQI scale. It’s a good idea to prepare well in advance for an evacuation order. The sun will glow red again, even if the whole sky does not. The smoke is expected to linger for the next few days, which could contribute to more days with reddish suns and moons, as well as haze in the skies. But if the day that the sun didn’t rise can’t wake us all up — from the East Coast to the West Coast — … "When it comes to the smoke, the light is reflecting a different color.". The Bay Area AQMD has been issuing Spare the Air alerts since 1991. “The sun has been up for about an hour now. She is based in the Bay Area. A coronavirus outbreak tied to a wedding reception caused 177 infections and 7 COVID-19 deaths. TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Looking out the window Tuesday morning the sky looked a bit different. ", Storm watch:Tropical Storm Sally roars through Gulf, forecast to strengthen to hurricane before landfall near Louisiana-Mississippi border. In other words, the Sun or Moon tends to look orange or red when it is rising or setting because that's the time when the light has to travel through the most atmosphere to get to you. Remove anything flammable, including furniture, from within five feet of your home. “Extremely dense & tall smoke plumes from numerous large wildfires, some of which have been generating nocturnal pyrocumulunimbus clouds (“fire thunderstorms”), are almost completely blocking out the sun across some portions of Northern California this morning,” he wrote on Twitter. The Spare the Air alerts are forecast to continue at least through Friday. Read more tips for fire-proofing your home. Welcome to our comprehensive gift guide for the 2020 holiday season. A Reddit photo of a UPS truck with a red background has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times. Right now the wind is from the northwest, bringing with it some residual smoke, White said. According to the National Weather Service Flagstaff, "a large portion of western Arizona is covered with a layer of smoke from the Apple Fire (California). COVID survivor: Double-lung transplant ‘a walking miracle’. “It looked really crazy, and it almost looked like Mad Max post-apocalyptic, but it looked super cool.”. Bay Area sky turns bright orange, some areas see 'snowing' ash Smoke from the fires in California and Oregon is caught in an upper-level pressure system, and winds blew it over to Arizona. Follow her on Facebook and on Twitter. “The day the sun gave up on 2020…” said one person’s tweet of a video in Tiburon. As fires rage in surrounding states, the lack of monsoon moisture has not helped either. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. This smoke extends from The Sea of Cortez, Lake Havasu, Phoenix, and Payson." All rights reserved. If smoke becomes too thick in a certain area, most of the light will be scattered & absorbed before reaching the surface, which may cause dark skies.”, The view from "Mount Vision" near Point Reyes per @NVSeismoLab's Hear the latest air quality update from Air District meteorologist Jarrett Claiborne! California is the second state after Texas to reach 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases. That “has to do with the amount and size of ash and other smoke particles from the fires,” she said. : ‘Poor judgment’ used in Epstein plea deal. If you glanced up Monday or Tuesday, you may have noticed the sun was a glowing red orb in the sky, far ruddier than its usual beams. Many Bay Area residents have kept “go bags” with documents, pictures and other valuable items close at hand in case they have to evacuate. “The red hues are due to wildfire smoke blowing into the state, which has caused hazy skies and a red tint to the moon and sun,” the television station reported. "We're only picking up a third to half of the light coming from the sun," he said. © 2020 USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, LLC. Major fires are burning in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties, as well as in Northern California. A number have purchased generators in expectation that Pacific Gas & Electric will shut off power when the winds pick up, and some residents said they’d stocked up on fans and air-purifying machines. Hiltzik: The Pfizer vaccine news is exciting, but don’t throw away your mask yet. Fires are burning in California from the border with Mexico to the border with Oregon. As the winds weaken aloft, gravity will take over as the primary vertical transport of the smoke.Suspended smoke will descend closer to the surface and could lead to darker skies and worsening air quality today. Copyright 2020 KOLD News 13. Bigfoot’s been found! Residents across the Valley report seeing a red sun Sunday morning - here’s why. 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California wildfire smoke is causing a reddish sky over the Valley. 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"Some of the smoke has been drifting in from the northwest, drifting in from the atmosphere," he said. What's behind increase in road deaths? © 2020 Avoid strenuous physical activity. OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Orange sky glows above the Fox Theater on Telegraph Avenue in downtown Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. Snapshots of a darkened, orange Bay Area proliferated on social media: San Francisco’s landmark TransAmerica Pyramid pointing into a sinister orange haze; streetlights turned on in front of the iconic Ferry Building on the city’s waterfront; a dark orange mist obliterating from view the Golden Gate Bridge’s towers. "It's frustrating and scary," he said. 7831 N. Business Park DriveTucson, AZ 85743(520) 744-1313. This smoke extends from The Sea of Cortez, Lake Havasu, Phoenix, and Payson. “The smoke particles tend to scatter, or filter if you will, the blue and green wavelengths in the visible spectrum,” said Ken Drozd with the National Weather Service Tucson. Researchers have created an interactive map that estimates the risk you’ll face in any county. PHOENIX - Residents in Phoenix, Payson, Kingman and other towns across Arizona sent FOX 10 photos and videos of a bright red sun the morning of Aug. 2 - but why is it happening? Run an air filter, or an air conditioner with a clean filter that recirculates air, if you have one. OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Light sculptures are seen against an orange sky at the West Oakland BART station in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. Photos: California hits 1 million coronavirus cases. From space, you can’t even see @KarlTheFog & the marine layer as the smoke extends well out over the Pacific.”. Orange and red-tinged photos making Oregon look like a movie set from Mars have made their way around the world. It may not be what you think. Strong winds over the past few days transported ash from fires in northern California and the Sierra Nevada into the region. Staff writer Maura Dolan contributed to this report. This is beyond the scope of our models so we rely on your reports! Santa Cruz County slipped back into California’s more restrictive red tier this week, forcing the closure of the state’s oldest amusement park. It's due to heavy smoke from the Apple Fire burning in southern California. Lots more needs to be known about the Pfizer vaccine before COVID-19 is beaten. The haze was able to cool temperatures off a few degrees Tuesday. COVID-19 infections in California are racing upward at a level not seen since the summer and health officials are warning dire action must be taken. According to … Inmate in Mexican prison extorted Southern California families with made-up kidnappings, feds charge. The smoke also continues to impact the quality of the air in Salem, Eugene and other areas in Oregon. Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. Smoke from a California fire caused Arizona to have a smokey day and oddly red sun and sky. The Bay Area is in the midst of its longest stretch of “Spare the Air” days — with its 23rd consecutive day on Wednesday — in which regional air quality officials forecast unhealthy air quality conditions. Residents across the Valley report seeing a red sun Sunday morning - here’s why. A layer of smoke extends from Portland, all the way down to Santa Barbara, Calif, Drew Peterson, a California-based National Weather Service meteorologist, said. A large portion of western Arizona is covered with a layer of smoke from the Apple Fire (California). In the San Gabriel Mountains above Los Angeles, the Bobcat fire is expected to burn until October 15. Former consultant for California high-speed rail project cleared of ethics violations. (Think clear blue sky.). Smoke from a California fire caused Arizona to have a smokey day and oddly red sun and sky. — Bay Area Air Quality (@AirDistrict) September 9, 2020 The agency tweeted an explanation for Wednesday’s orange- and red-hued skies, saying they’re “a result of wildfire smoke in the air… We should have a sky filled with bright sunshine. The skies were so dark that one utility worker in Mountain View had his truck headlights turned on as he worked on a fire hydrant Wednesday morning.