Ben Lomond - Moderate - 54 AQI - PM2.5 - 9PM
Boulder Creek - Good - 14 AQI - PM2.5 - 2AM
Carmel Valley AMS - Good - 19 AQI - Ozone - 9PM
Felton Cal-Fire - Good - 6 AQI - PM2.5 - 10PM
Hollister AMS - Good - 23 AQI - Ozone - 9PM
King City AMS - Good - 26 AQI - Ozone - 9PM
Pinnacles NM - Good - 25 AQI - Ozone - 9PM
Salinas AMS - Good - 22 AQI - Ozone - 9PM
Santa Cruz AMS - Good - 12 AQI - Ozone - 9PM
Site Name Ozone AQI PM2.5 AQI PM10 AQI
Ben Lomond N/A 54 at 9PM N/A
Boulder Creek N/A 14 at 2AM N/A
Carmel Valley AMS 19 at 9PM 11 at 10PM N/A
Felton Cal-Fire N/A 6 at 10PM N/A
Hollister AMS 23 at 9PM 14 at 10PM 4 at 9PM
King City AMS 26 at 9PM 8 at 10PM 19 at 9PM
Pinnacles NM 25 at 9PM N/A N/A
Salinas AMS 22 at 9PM 6 at 10PM N/A
Santa Cruz AMS 12 at 9PM 4 at 10PM 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 October 17 to 22: The southern fringe of another weather system moving in to our north dissipates as it approaches the coast, bringing little to no precipitation to our drought stricken area. High pressure briefly builds in behind it over the weekend, until another dissipating system limps in early next week. This generally cool and unsettled pattern should generally maintain good air quality over the area with AQIs for ozone, PM10 and PM2.5 mostly remaining in the GOOD air quality category. However, due to dry soils and tilling operations, PM10 levels in the Salinas Valley may at times reach the MODERATE air quality category due to fugitive dust. Please be aware that due to the extraordinarily dry conditions caused by the long-term drought, Cal Fire has SUSPENDED OPEN BURNING in the State Responsibility Areas of Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito Counties. During these extremely dry conditions, residents are also cautioned about the high risk of causing a wildfire when starting any kind of fire near dry grass and brush.

Please be advised that, due to fire safety concerns, CAL FIRE has suspended all open burning in State Responsibility Areas and Local Responsibility Areas under contract to CAL FIRE until further notice. Under this ban, with the approval from the responsible fire protection agency, agricultural and prescribed burn permits may be authorized. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact the Air District @ (831) 647-9411.

Source: PFIRS - Prescribed Fire Information Reporting System
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