If you were in the Tahoe Basin today, chances are you noticed that things were a bit… hazy today. The above photo was taken at 4 pm from the lookout on Mt. Rose highway. Smoke from several Southern California wildfires have completely obscured the West and South shores of Lake Tahoe, making it look more like an ocean than a lake. Depending on the winds, the smoke can get trapped in the Basin and linger for days on end. With a little luck and a lot of help from fire crews, the smoke should pass in a few days. For now, avoid heavy outdoor exercise and keep your doors and windows closed until the it clears!