The County Fire burning in Northern California’s Yolo County is blanketing San Francisco with smoke today. And when combined with the fog rolling in from the Pacific Ocean, the smoke is giving the city an eerie sepia-toned look that’s making it look like it was passed through an Instagram filter.
People have been taking to social media today to share their unusual #nofilter photos of San Francisco:
— Alison “china person” Goh (@alisonhgoh) July 1, 2018
— Heather Blanchard (@poplifegirl) July 1, 2018
San Francisco sky is bizarre right now. Rayleigh scattering through this cloud is depleting all the blues and leaving us with a sepia sky. pic.twitter.com/weUDCkulsN
— Rick Zuzow (@RickZuzow) July 1, 2018
SF looks like it has a sepia tone applied to it because of smoke from the wildfires pic.twitter.com/WEUTmFrbux
— Chris Sánchez (@itsqris) July 1, 2018
Noe Valley, San Francisco, 11am today.
— A Solid Six Out Of Ten Bob Horowitz (@bats1234) July 1, 2018
— Ali Wolf (@awolfTV) July 1, 2018
— ❄️Kelly P❄️ (@SFkcp) July 1, 2018
— Anna Kusmer (@ASKusmer) July 1, 2018
— SFGate (@SFGate) July 1, 2018
— William Chamberlain (@chamberlainwill) July 1, 2018
— hayleyyjay (@hayleyyjay) July 1, 2018
Here’s a satellite photo showing what the smoke plume looks like in its journey from inland towards the coast and bay:
Smoke from the #CountyFire moving directly over the central San Francisco #BayArea, as seen on today’s #MODIS image. Still getting some ash falling in #SF though the smoke plume is still mainly above the surface marine layer. #CAwx #CAfire pic.twitter.com/rHzYB9pFjs
— Daniel Alrick (@SFmeteorologist) July 1, 2018
And despite the smoke acting as an Instagram filter, authorities are reportedly saying the air quality of the city is still “fairly good” because the fog is acting as a filter for the smoke.