Air quality in the Hollister area had already drastically improved in advance of rainstorms expected in the early afternoon Wednesday.
The Air Quality Index that measures particles or pollutants in the air was in the “Good” range as of Wednesday morning following the recent stretch where it was in the “unhealthy for sensitive groups” or “unhealthy” ranges.
The AQI has become all too common to residents in the Central Coast and Northern California regions due to the Camp Fire in Butte County that started about two weeks ago. It was at 153,000 acres and 80 percent containment Wednesday morning.
Anything from 0-50 is considered “Good” with readings of 100-150 considered “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” and 150-200 considered “Unhealthy.”
Winds from storms have already picked up, with rain expected in Hollister and San Juan Bautista Wednesday afternoon into Thursday morning, and then again Friday.