Smoker’s Day in LA

Notice the odd wind direction?  It's the Santa Ana wind, high deserts' middlefinger to Pacific Ocean.  A simply amazing sight.  I am so glad I don't live in LA.  There must be armies of firefighters down there.  I hope all of them live through this hell.  Did I mention that my older brother is a Fire Chief?

From NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

If the landscape is unfamiliar to you, Mexican border is about at the middle of the picture and Santa Barbara is about one-third down from the top.  You can also see the Monterey Bay near the top.