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Are the California wildfires impacting North Texas skies? This one might surprise you

‘The whole town is gone.’ Drone video reveals the scale of fire destruction in Paradise

The Camp Fire began on Nov. 8, 2018, and has since become the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. Drone footage shows the fire destruction, with home after home lost, in Paradise, California.
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The Camp Fire began on Nov. 8, 2018, and has since become the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. Drone footage shows the fire destruction, with home after home lost, in Paradise, California.

If you step outside Tuesday, it looks like a beautiful, sunny day.

Yet forecasters say some smoke from the deadly California wildfires is blowing through North Texas.

Unlike San Francisco where the smoke has been so bad that Popular Science said it was the equivalent of smoking 10 cigarettes a day, the air quality isn’t being impacted locally.

It’s also nothing like the Saharan dust that blew into Texas last summer and caused several poor air quality days.

And there may be one surprising benefit.

“It could make for a more colorful sunset,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Jason Godwin.

The smoke should be gone by Wednesday, leaving smoke-free skies for Thanksgiving when temperatures are projected to reach 62 degrees on Thursday.

“It will be a great day to get outside and throw the football with your kids,’ Godwin said.

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Bill Hanna is an award-winning reporter who has covered just about every beat at the Star-Telegram. He currently covers Arlington but also writes about a variety of subjects including weather, wildlife, traffic and health.

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