Dramatic photos provide glimpse back at Bay Area's orange, hazy skies 1 year later

ByAndrew Morris via KGO logo
Thursday, September 9, 2021
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One year ago the Bay Area saw apocalyptic skies due to the California wildfires from San Francisco and Oakland to San Rafael, Richmond and San Mateo.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The Bay Area has not soon forgotten one of the most memorable weather events of a lifetime.

Thursday marked the one-year anniversary when the region's sunrise turned the entire sky a deep orange, due to the smoke from the historic California wildfires of 2020.

Click the above video to watch a photo album spread of some of the best-compiled photos of the day. One year later, the extreme fire danger persists.

WATCH: Orange San Francisco sky looks even wilder in drone video

ABC7 Meteorologist Drew Tuma has warned of a risk of seeing thunderstorms moving through the Bay Area. The highest risk would be between 10 p.m. tonight and 2 a.m. Friday morning.

However, it is not expected to be as severe as August 2020, when dry lightning storms ignited more than 500 wildfires across Northern California.

RELATED: AccuWeather Forecast: Lightning threat tonight

A statewide Flex Alert has also been extended through Thursday night, California ISO announced.

WATCH: Dramatic orange, hazy skies seen all across San Francisco Bay Area

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