First post, by Intel486dx33
I would like to post about the current state of Silicon Valley.
As you may have seen on the NEWS California hills and forest are on FIRE.
Or at least they were.
Northern California has suffered from some terrible Forrest fires.
It started last year with the Fire up Near Napa county ( Wine country )
And city of Paradise called the “Camp fire”
Which brought allot of smoke and ash into Silicon Valley.
A couple of weeks ago we had a lighting storm that lasted all night and Morning that went on for hours.
One lighting strike after another. I read over 7000 strikes.
One went off very close to my home that caused the car alarm to go off.
It was a BIG BOOM.
Like a Bomb going off.
The lighting storm was very scary.
With some rain storm burst too.
This lighting storm started fires in the surrounding mountains and hills.
Most of the mountains and hills surrounding Silicon Valley were on fire.
Severe fire storms and we were in a heat wave too.
Hottest temperatures ever recorded in California.
The hills and forest were dry from the heat wave.
So there was allot of Dry fuel to burn.
Most of the fires around Silicon Valley have finally burned out.
But they burned up the surrounding hills and mountains.
These hills and mountains have never seen such fire storms.
They hill have NOT burned in many many years so there was allot of fuel to burn in dry trees and grass and brush.
I have lived here all my life and have never seen such fire, destruction and smoke and ash.
There is NOW allot of smoke and Ash coming from NEW fires further north of Silicon Valley and from a county in the Central Valley called Fresno.
Also smoke and Ash coming from Oregon state fires. The smoke and ash is finding its way to Silicon Valley.
We had a few days where the sky was orange. Smoke and ash was so thick that the sun light turned the sky orange like a sunset
The entire sky was an orange glow.
It was very scary. Looked like an Apocalypse.
We had orange sky’s for about 3 days.
It’s cleared up now but there is still allot of smoke and ash in the air.
The Air quality in Silicon Valley the worst in the world right now.
It terrible. I will not even go out side and people are asked to stay indoors.
The air smells of smoke, ash and chemicals.
Ashes are still falling in Silicon Valley like light snow.
Cars and windows and pavement has a light covering of ash.
It is going to take a few more days for the smoke and ash to clear up.
As for NOW stay away from the San Francisco Bay Area. They air quality is terrible.