Carmel Valley AMS - Good - 24 AQI - Ozone - 8AM
Hollister AMS - Good - 25 AQI - Ozone - 8AM
King City AMS - Good - 23 AQI - Ozone - 8AM
Pinnacles NM - Good - 22 AQI - Ozone - 9AM
SLV Middle School - Good - 1 AQI - PM2.5 - 9AM
Salinas AMS - Good - 27 AQI - Ozone - 8AM
Santa Cruz AMS - Good - 19 AQI - Ozone - 8AM
Site Name Ozone AQI PM2.5 AQI PM10 AQI
Carmel Valley AMS 24 at 8AM 14 at 9AM N/A
Hollister AMS 25 at 8AM 11 at 9AM 6 at 8AM
King City AMS 23 at 8AM 14 at 9AM 16 at 8AM
Pinnacles NM 22 at 9AM N/A N/A
SLV Middle School N/A 1 at 9AM N/A
Salinas AMS 27 at 8AM 10 at 9AM N/A
Santa Cruz AMS 19 at 8AM 11 at 9AM N/A
All times shown in PDT
Site:  Parameter:  Hours:
Area Today Tomorrow
Carmel Valley Ozone Ozone
Davenport Ozone Ozone
Hollister Ozone Ozone
King City Ozone Ozone
Marina/Seaside Ozone Ozone
Monterey Peninsula Ozone Ozone
Pinnacles National Monument Ozone Ozone
Salinas Ozone Ozone
San Lorenzo Valley Ozone Ozone
Santa Cruz Ozone Ozone
Scotts Valley Ozone Ozone
Watsonville Ozone Ozone
Forecast discussion for May 26 to May 31: A weak trough passing over California will maintain a deep marine layer along the coast and below normal temperatures over the area through mid-week. This should maintain adequate instability to limit the buildup of ozone, PM2.5 and PM10 over the area, keeping regional air quality in the GOOD category of the Air Quality Index (AQI) through mid-week. High pressure then builds in over the West Coast, increasing stability while warming temperatures to above seasonal normal, particularly inland where some areas may see ozone related AQIs reach the lower MODERATE air quality category. Please note, due to the long-term drought CAL FIRE has SUSPENDED OPEN BURNING in the State Responsibility Areas of Monterey and San Benito Counties. During these extremely dry conditions, residents are also cautioned about the high risk of causing a wildfire when using any potential ignition source near dry grass and brush.

Basin 24-hr Decision
Wed May 27
48-hr Forecast
Thu May 28
72-hr Outlook
Fri May 29
96-hr Trend
Sat May 30
North Central Coast - Coastal Zone Burn Marginal Unfavorable Unfavorable
North Central Coast - Inland Zone Burn Favorable
(High Confidence)
Favorable Favorable
North Central Coast - San Lorenzo Valley Burn Favorable
(High Confidence)
Favorable Favorable

BURN SUSPENSION: CAL FIRE has suspended all burn permits within the State Responsibility Area and Local Responsibility Areas under contract with CAL FIRE, in San Benito and Monterey Counties. This suspension takes effect on April 14, 2015. The burn day status only applies in Santa Cruz County. Click here to view CAL FIRE's press release and proclamation.

Source: PFIRS - Prescribed Fire Information Reporting System
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