From The Fresno Bee:
“Fresno’s version of ‘White Christmas’ would have to include shades of cruddy gray — fog and soot. It’s not Irving Berlin, but it is the tradition here.
“On Wednesday, California’s continuing drought will affect even Fresno’s Christmas tradition. Look for soot but not a lot of fog. … The air won’t be as fouled as it was last week when a stagnant, dry weather pattern allowed soot to build into monstrous levels — hazardous even for healthy adults.”