By Josh Simons on Oct 24, 2007
I hope my friends and colleagues in San Diego and elsewhere in southern California are safe from the flames engulfing the area. Last I heard the air quality was so bad at our La Jolla office that employees were told to go home.
I heard this morning that the Santa Ana winds were abating in southern California, dropping from over 70mph to under 30mph. This sounds promising, though one commentator remarked that as the wind speeds drop, the winds become less steady, and therefore even more dangerous as they constantly shift directions, making the fire-fighting efforts more difficult than they already are.
Best wishes and best of luck to everyone in the affected areas.