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

ByWayne Freedman and Andrew Morris KGO logo
Friday, September 10, 2021
LOOK BACK: Bay Area's orange, hazy skies 1 year later
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

If you thought the sky looked apocalyptic from the ground this morning, it's somehow even eerier from the sky.

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

All across the San Francisco Bay Area, residents woke up to dark, orange skies. Here's a look at some of the most dramatic images.

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