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Current Air Quality and Forecast
Ben Lomond - Good - 21 AQI - PM2.5 - 1AM
Boulder Creek - Good - 16 AQI - PM2.5 - 1AM
Carmel Valley AMS - Good - 37 AQI - PM2.5 - 1AM
Felton AMS - Good - 22 AQI - PM2.5 - 1AM
Felton SLVHS - Moderate - 54 AQI - PM2.5 - 1AM
Hollister AMS - Good - 24 AQI - PM2.5 - 1AM
King City AMS - Good - 16 AQI - PM2.5 - 1AM
Salinas AMS - Good - 13 AQI - PM2.5 - 1AM
Santa Cruz AMS - Good - 35 AQI - PM2.5 - 1AM
Site Name Ozone AQI PM2.5 AQI PM10 AQI
Ben Lomond N/A 21 at 1AM N/A
Boulder Creek N/A 16 at 1AM N/A
Carmel Valley AMS N/A 37 at 1AM N/A
Felton AMS N/A 22 at 1AM N/A
Felton SLVHS N/A 54 at 1AM N/A
Hollister AMS N/A 24 at 1AM N/A
King City AMS N/A 16 at 1AM N/A
Salinas AMS N/A 13 at 1AM N/A
Santa Cruz AMS N/A 35 at 1AM N/A
All times shown in PDT
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Area Today Tomorrow
Carmel Valley PM2.5 PM2.5
Davenport PM2.5 PM2.5
Hollister PM2.5 PM2.5
King City PM2.5 PM2.5
Marina/Seaside PM2.5 PM2.5
Monterey Peninsula PM2.5 PM2.5
Pinnacles National Monument PM2.5 PM2.5
Salinas PM2.5 PM2.5
San Lorenzo Valley PM2.5 PM2.5
Santa Cruz PM2.5 PM2.5
Scotts Valley PM2.5 PM2.5
Watsonville PM2.5 PM2.5
Forecast Discussion April 22 to April 27: The remnants of the cold front that just passed through the region last night has left us with gusty winds this morning. Another upper level trough will pass through our area again on Friday bringing with it a chance of rain. The atmosphere will remain unstable and well mixed throughout the forecast period leading to generally GOOD air quality for both PM2.5 and ozone. Inland valleys, however, such as the San Lorenzo, might experience MODERATE nighttime air quality due to the combination of temperature inversions and the use of wood burning stoves and fireplaces, especially on Thursday night. Elevated PM10 may also be observed in southern Monterey County at times due to windblown fugitive dust.
Basin 24-hr Decision
Fri Apr 25
48-hr Forecast
Sat Apr 26
72-hr Outlook
Sun Apr 27
96-hr Trend
Mon Apr 28
#30 - North Central Coast above 3000 ft Burn Favorable
(High Confidence)
Favorable Marginal
#31 - North Central Coast - NW Coastal below 3000 ft Burn Favorable
(High Confidence)
Favorable Marginal
#32 - North Central Coast - SE Coastal below 3000 ft Burn Favorable
(High Confidence)
Favorable Marginal
#33 - North Central Coast - NW Inland below 3000 ft Burn Favorable
(High Confidence)
Favorable Marginal
#34 - North Central Coast - SE Inland below 3000 ft Burn Favorable
(High Confidence)
Favorable Marginal
Source: PFIRS - Prescribed Fire Information Reporting System
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