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(San Francisco Chronicle)   If any movie directors want to shoot a film set in Hell, NorCal would be the place to shoot right about now   (sfchronicle.com) divider line
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2020-09-09 2:58:25 PM  
6 votes:
A relative on the central Oregon coast sent me this. Taken at 10:18 am.


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2020-09-09 3:32:01 PM  
4 votes:
What you're seeing is one of the few natural phenomena dependent on the fourth and sixth powers of fundamental quantities.  In this case, wavelength (λ) and particle diameter (d):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rayleig​h​_scattering#Small_size_parameter_appro​ximation

If you don't math [then you're lucky wikimedia images don't Fark], it basically means smoke scatters the blue end of the rainbow a whole Farkin' lot more effectively than the red end.  So the red light from the sun is the only color that gets to the ground.

It's the same reason the sky is blue, but that's the complimentary case:  The blue is the light scattered by the air molecules eventually finding its way down to the ground, and your eyes.

/but it's still the tool of the devil
 
2020-09-09 3:23:03 PM  
4 votes:

JFK Shot First: I've been saying for the longest time, that the democrats were driving CA to hell. I guess, they finally arrived.


Well my brother just lost everything he owned so I guess, go and find a nice comfortable spot in which to fark yourself.
 
2020-09-09 3:07:28 PM  
4 votes:
Oh the twatwaffles who think that Northern California, or even the Bay Area, just means San Francisco.
 
2020-09-09 3:00:11 PM  
4 votes:
Yeah, here I saw Francis Ford Coppola shuffling around, muttering something about the perfect light and Apocalypse Now 2: Trump Boogaloo.

It's so orange out right now it will give you a headache. Like the entire world is wearing those Blueblocker sunglasses.
 
2020-09-09 9:30:50 PM  
3 votes:
Cool drone video a neighbor shot from his backyard. South San Jose. Starts pointed at Communication Hill, ends pointed toward Almaden Valley.

End of Days.
Youtube 5d9-NKJ5jSQ
 
2020-09-09 3:14:13 PM  
3 votes:

Yellow Beard: Between the traffic and all the piles of poop, I've always thought of San Francisco as hell. Great restaurants though.


yes i'm sure whe. you hear that on fox news you nod your head in agreement.  It's always the same nonsense from you trump dumpsters
 
2020-09-09 3:10:06 PM  
3 votes:
Reminds me of the old sailor adage:
"Red sky at night, sailors' delight
Red sky in the morning, sailors' take warning"

/I did not know that I knew the word adage
//had to look it up to confirm the meeting
///random brain correlations
 
2020-09-09 5:00:52 PM  
2 votes:
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And let's not forget about the falling ash....😞
 
2020-09-09 3:24:14 PM  
2 votes:

Billy Bathsalt: JFK Shot First: I've been saying for the longest time, that the democrats were driving CA to hell. I guess, they finally arrived.

Well my brother just lost everything he owned so I guess, go and find a nice comfortable spot in which to fark yourself.


Plus he's in OR, but still.  gfy
 
2020-09-09 3:13:45 PM  
2 votes:
The outside now has a very nostalgic, sepia-toned, old-timey feel to it.
 
2020-09-09 3:06:32 PM  
2 votes:
2020 has been humanity's Trial Subscription to the Apocalypse.

If you do not cancel the Apocalypse, it will be automatically renewed for the next 10,000 years.
 
2020-09-09 3:02:58 PM  
2 votes:
Mayberry-by-the-Sea (Monterey) reporting. It's weird because the daylight is very dim and deep amber in color, but the air quality at ground level is not that bad at all. I can't smell any smoke whatsoever. The apocalypse is definitely happening, but it's happening so gradually it hardly feels like a real apocalypse....
 
2020-09-09 2:57:30 PM  
2 votes:
Posting from San Francisco. The sun hasn't come out today. It's looked like dusk since I woke up around 6:00. Just a dark sky with a dark amber tinge to it.
 
2020-09-09 2:53:48 PM  
2 votes:
Took this myself from my office in Oakland.

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2020-09-09 10:08:23 PM  
1 vote:
Nevada's been like that for four weeks now. We had two good air days--no smoke at all!--and I can pretend to breathe now!

/and we're getting smoke back tomorrow
//I didn't stop coughing for a full day. I'm wondering about permanent damage. Asthma and smoke are a bad mix.
 
2020-09-09 10:05:32 PM  
1 vote:
Well, a house I lived in around Ruth, California is about to burn down.   My best friend, from my teen years on had had to evacuate her home of decades, along Alderpoint Road.    Southern Humboldt is on fire, as is part of Trinity County.

The places I have loved since I was a child are all on fire or soon to be. :(
 
2020-09-09 8:46:11 PM  
1 vote:
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2020-09-09 4:59:39 PM  
1 vote:

JFK Shot First: Cyberluddite: JFK Shot First: Billy Bathsalt: Well my brother just lost everything he owned so I guess, go and find a nice comfortable spot in which to fark yourself.

Well, if he voted Democrat... then he is partially responsible. They farked this state, not me.

Perhaps you could consider turning these fire into a force of good rather than evil, and consider dying in one.

Sorry for this persons brother, hope he had good insurance. But don't go pointing your farking rage at me because I blame the point out that Democrats have driven this state to hell. Or perhaps you could direct your rage at the idiots who thought it would be a good idea to set off a pyrotechnic device to reveal the gender of their soon to be child. Maybe he is a hell spawn. But regardless, I'll bet these idiots voted Democrat.

And finally for those who want to direct their rage at me, all I can say is stick your head deeper in your ass, it will protect you from inhaling smoke.


You sound angry.
 
2020-09-09 4:41:22 PM  
1 vote:

Cyberluddite: JFK Shot First: Billy Bathsalt: Well my brother just lost everything he owned so I guess, go and find a nice comfortable spot in which to fark yourself.

Well, if he voted Democrat... then he is partially responsible. They farked this state, not me.

Perhaps you could consider turning these fire into a force of good rather than evil, and consider dying in one.


Sorry for this persons brother, hope he had good insurance. But don't go pointing your farking rage at me because I blame the point out that Democrats have driven this state to hell. Or perhaps you could direct your rage at the idiots who thought it would be a good idea to set off a pyrotechnic device to reveal the gender of their soon to be child. Maybe he is a hell spawn. But regardless, I'll bet these idiots voted Democrat.

And finally for those who want to direct their rage at me, all I can say is stick your head deeper in your ass, it will protect you from inhaling smoke.
 
2020-09-09 4:12:16 PM  
1 vote:

bughunter: What you're seeing is one of the few natural phenomena dependent on the fourth and sixth powers of fundamental quantities.  In this case, wavelength (λ) and particle diameter (d):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rayleigh​_scattering#Small_size_parameter_appro​ximation

If you don't math [then you're lucky wikimedia images don't Fark], it basically means smoke scatters the blue end of the rainbow a whole Farkin' lot more effectively than the red end.  So the red light from the sun is the only color that gets to the ground.

It's the same reason the sky is blue, but that's the complimentary case:  The blue is the light scattered by the air molecules eventually finding its way down to the ground, and your eyes.

/but it's still the tool of the devil


It's more than that. We've had much smokier days the last few weeks with no orange sky. The difference this time is that the marine layer (fog) came in the bay big time last night. Smoke is high in the atmosphere and the fog is down low. It's actually kind of cool because the air quality isn't bad, so you can go outside and have a look.

I still think one of our long dormant volcanos is going to go off by the end of the year. That's when the party will really get started.
 
2020-09-09 3:52:22 PM  
1 vote:
Do you sinners see now what happens when you legalize Beelzebub's Broccoli?
 
2020-09-09 3:38:39 PM  
1 vote:

Billy Bathsalt: Well my brother just lost everything he owned so I guess, go and find a nice comfortable spot in which to fark yourself.


Well, if he voted Democrat... then he is partially responsible. They farked this state, not me.
 
2020-09-09 3:28:26 PM  
1 vote:
I measured less than 2.0 footcandles outside in Alameda this morning, at 10 am.
 
2020-09-09 3:26:12 PM  
1 vote:
At work in Mountain View, I have no idea where the sun is. Feels like time to start welding spikes onto my car.
 
2020-09-09 3:25:57 PM  
1 vote:

Johnny Bananapeel: Mayberry-by-the-Sea (Monterey) reporting. It's weird because the daylight is very dim and deep amber in color, but the air quality at ground level is not that bad at all. I can't smell any smoke whatsoever. The apocalypse is definitely happening, but it's happening so gradually it hardly feels like a real apocalypse....


This...I actually thought my kid left the back porch light on, so I went to check and it was just the orange-yellow sky. Stepped ou and didn't choke on smoke like I did a week ago
 
2020-09-09 3:23:40 PM  
1 vote:

Yellow Beard: JudgeSmails: Yellow Beard: Between the traffic and all the piles of poop, I've always thought of San Francisco as hell. Great restaurants though.

yes i'm sure whe. you hear that on fox news you nod your head in agreement.  It's always the same nonsense from you trump dumpsters

Actually, that is first hand experience. I've been there. Even on Fark they have had articles about the poop tracker app. As for the rest of your drivel, too funny. I don't watch Faux news, ever. I get my news from BBC and Al Jazeera. Try those instead of MSNBC and CNN, you'll be far more well informed.


sure you have Hunty.  since i live in the area,i'll go with my own firsthand experience. You go on now and have a normal one with your poop tracker app,i'm sure people you know don't roll their eyes the minute you walk away from them.
 
2020-09-09 3:15:23 PM  
1 vote:

Heamer: Posting from San Francisco. The sun hasn't come out today. It's looked like dusk since I woke up around 6:00. Just a dark sky with a dark amber tinge to it.


We expect the Lord of the Nazgul to appear at any moment.
 
2020-09-09 3:15:15 PM  
1 vote:

Resident Muslim: Reminds me of the old sailor adage:
"Red sky at night, sailors' delight
Red sky in the morning, sailors' take warning"

/I did not know that I knew the word adage
//had to look it up to confirm the meeting
///random brain correlations


Your random brain correlations..mine is having the Edge's guitar work earworming me like a soundtrack the past couple of days.  U2's "New Year's Day".  Especially this bit of verse:

Under a blood red sky
A crowd has gathered in black and white....
 
2020-09-09 3:11:45 PM  
1 vote:
it's really bad here.  i went out for a walk and wore a mask with a filter in it.

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2020-09-09 3:03:10 PM  
1 vote:
I've been saying for the longest time, that the democrats were driving CA to hell. I guess, they finally arrived.
 
2020-09-09 3:01:07 PM  
1 vote:

Yellow Beard: Between the traffic and all the piles of poop, I've always thought of San Francisco as hell. Great restaurants though.


herp-a-doo! Here come the morons!
 
2020-09-09 2:57:08 PM  
1 vote:
I'm sure some enterprising drone operators are already collecting footage.
 
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