On the way to Sedona, Arizona, we passed through Reno, Nevada. This was late August when the huge wildfire was burning in and around Yosemite National Park. The wind carried the smoke northeast toward Reno. As we left Starbucks, early in the morning, this sight greeted us.
Later in the morning, as we drove US Highway 95 toward Las Vegas, the smoke got thicker as it drifted over the Sierra Nevada Range. The further south we went the more the smoke dissipated and as we approached Las Vegas, signs of the flash flooding my iPhone's weather radio had warned of began to appear.