The smoke over Colorado — which has made the mountains west of Denver invisible from downtown Denver — has come directly from the massive 85,000-acre wildfire in Southern California, according to the National Weather Service.
Although Denverites could barely see the gray outlines of the foothills immediately west of Golden and Lakewood this afternoon, the higher mountains had disappeared in a dirty white haze.
Further south, we can still see the mountains, but mostly because we’re much, much closer to them. As in, pretty much in them. But I guess now I know why the morning “haze” hasn’t burned off yet, despite the relative warm.