Air Quality Update
A change in the wind direction has brought about cleaner air in the Florence area this afternoon. The last Air Quality Index update was 3:40 p.m. and AQI numbers have dropped from a high in the 600’s to 90.4. The lower level air quality has improved. The smell of smoke is becoming less evident and visibility is getting better. Easterly winds have changed to North easterly winds and it was just enough to begin to move out the heavy smoke. Forecasters are calling for improved conditions through the night with winds changing to west southwesterly tomorrow.