Even though I am 40-50 miles away from the closest fire, the atmosphere is filled with smoke and coloring the sunlight a deep orange, even though it is almost noon.
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Multiple wildfires around Los Angeles are still out of control with homes being endangered, although only a few have been lost so far.
If I were still living back in Ohio, I would be heading for the storm cellar if I saw this yellow light and sky. It is the nearly sure sign of an approaching tornado. Perhaps it is this sense-memory, along with all the news coverage that leaves me feeling slightly uneasy.