Carmel Valley AMS - Good - 19 AQI - Ozone - 3PM
Hollister AMS - Good - 23 AQI - Ozone - 3PM
King City AMS - Good - 25 AQI - Ozone - 3PM
Pinnacles NM - Good - 36 AQI - Ozone - 3PM
SLV Middle School - N/A
Salinas AMS - Good - 19 AQI - Ozone - 3PM
Santa Cruz AMS - Good - 19 AQI - Ozone - 3PM
Site Name Ozone AQI PM2.5 AQI PM10 AQI
Carmel Valley AMS 19 at 3PM 16 at 4PM N/A
Hollister AMS 23 at 3PM N/A 8 at 3PM
King City AMS 25 at 3PM 8 at 4PM 20 at 3PM
Pinnacles NM 36 at 3PM N/A N/A
SLV Middle School N/A N/A N/A
Salinas AMS 19 at 3PM N/A N/A
Santa Cruz AMS 19 at 3PM 10 at 4PM 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 July 2 to 7: The large scale pattern that has been streaming upper level monsoonal moisture our way this week gradually shifts through the forecast period as the 4-Corners high gradually weakens while a closed upper level low develops off the Central Coast of California. This will result in cooler temperatures, especially inland and a strengthening of the marine layer near the coast through the 4th of July holiday weekend. This transition should be favorable for air quality with air quality over most areas expected to remain in the GOOD category of EPA’s Air Quality Index (AQI). However, with the drought enhanced dry season fully upon us, PM10 AQIs in the Salinas Valley may at times reach the MODERATE category due to dry soils and windblown fugitive dust. Also, in areas where fireworks are causing ground-level smoke, PM2.5 AQIs may temporarily rise into the UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS category. Please note, due to the long-term drought CAL FIRE has SUSPENDED OPEN BURNING in the State Responsibility Areas of Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties. During these extremely dry conditions, residents are also cautioned about the high risk of causing a wildfire when using any ignition source, such as fireworks, near dry grass and brush.

Basin 24-hr Decision
Sun Jul 5
48-hr Forecast
Mon Jul 6
72-hr Outlook
Tue Jul 7
96-hr Trend
Wed Jul 8
North Central Coast - Coastal Zone Marginal Favorable
(Low Confidence)
Favorable Favorable
North Central Coast - Inland Zone Marginal Favorable
(Low Confidence)
Favorable Favorable
North Central Coast - San Lorenzo Valley Marginal Favorable
(Low 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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