(Oct. 30, 2003) -- After massive mountain fires left LB's air at times dangerous to breathe, a sidewalk-wetting drizzle descended on ELB and beyond this morning...and forecasters said it was possible -- just possible -- that real rain could follow by the weekend.
Air quality seemed to improve yesterday as an onshore flow began pushing pollution inland from LB...but air quality authorities continued to warn that residual levels of PM10 and PM2.5 -- particles under 10 and 2.5 microns -- could persist for days or weeks...and urge continue curtailment of unnecessary outdoor activities.
These pictures were snapped near Bellflower Blvd. and Wardlow Rd. at 8:20 a.m. on Oct. 30.
The dark clouds looked good to some residents...who came outside to see for themselves.