CHICAGO (NewsNation Now) — From fires to flooding, extreme weather is taking place across the nation.
Wildfires are growing on both sides of California’s Sierra Nevada.
The Dixie Fire ballooned to more than 130-square miles and is threatening 800 structures.
The inferno lit up the sky a Martian-red color in Plumas County, California as smoke saturates the area.
The impact of the wildfire has turned Lake Almanor black, while ash residue is washing up along the shoreline.
Over in southern Oregon, firefighters are using compressed air foam to fight the Bootleg Fire, the nation’s largest burning wildfire, now exploding close to 400,000 acres.
More than 80 western wildfires are producing a tremendous amount of smoke that’s drifting east.
Chicago looks foggy and overcast, but it’s actually wildfire smoke lingering along the skyline. Even the moon turned a unique shade of orange.
Strong winds have also blown the grayish haze all the way east to New York City.
In New Jersey, severe thunderstorms brought pea-sized hail to the Jersey Shore area.
Flash floods hit wildfire-stricken parts of northern Colorado where at least one person is dead and two others missing in Larimer County.
Piles of debris were seen rushing down through canyons as residents were ordered to evacuate to higher ground.
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