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

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.

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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.

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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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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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