Carmel Valley AMS - Good - 46 AQI - PM2.5 - 3PM
Hollister AMS - Good - 42 AQI - PM2.5 - 3PM
King City AMS - Good - 48 AQI - PM2.5 - 3PM
Pinnacles NM - Moderate - 100 AQI - Ozone - 3PM
SLV Middle School - Good - 46 AQI - PM2.5 - 3PM
Salinas AMS - Good - 48 AQI - PM2.5 - 3PM
Santa Cruz AMS - Good - 45 AQI - PM2.5 - 3PM
Site Name Ozone AQI PM2.5 AQI PM10 AQI
Carmel Valley AMS 22 at 3PM 46 at 3PM N/A
Hollister AMS 39 at 3PM 42 at 3PM 29 at 2PM
King City AMS 36 at 3PM 48 at 3PM 40 at 2PM
Pinnacles NM 100 at 3PM N/A N/A
SLV Middle School N/A 46 at 3PM N/A
Salinas AMS 27 at 3PM 48 at 3PM N/A
Santa Cruz AMS 27 at 3PM 45 at 3PM N/A
All times shown in PDT
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Area Today Tomorrow
Pinnacles National Monument Ozone Ozone
Salinas Ozone Ozone
Santa Cruz Ozone Ozone
Hollister Ozone Ozone
King City Ozone Ozone
Carmel Valley Ozone Ozone
Davenport Ozone Ozone
San Lorenzo Valley Ozone Ozone
Scotts Valley Ozone Ozone
Watsonville Ozone Ozone
Marina/Seaside Ozone Ozone
Monterey Peninsula Ozone Ozone
July 22 to July 27 – High pressure builds in from the Desert Southwest bringing a significant warm-up to the area. Inland temperatures can be expected to reach triple digits while weak onshore flow limits temperatures along the coast to only slightly above normal levels. The high will remain strong and persist into next week. The persistence of the high may degrade air quality somewhat, particularly at the inland station at Pinnacles Nat’l Park where ozone levels can be expected to reach the MODERATE to perhaps lower UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS category of EPA’s Air Quality Index (AQI). Otherwise, air quality for PM2.5, PM10 and ozone is expected to be in the GOOD to lower MODERATE category over most of the region. Please note, due to the risk of wildfire caused by the drought CAL FIRE has SUSPENDED OPEN BURNING in all State Responsibility Areas of our region.

Basin 24-hr Decision
Mon Jul 25
48-hr Forecast
Tue Jul 26
72-hr Outlook
Wed Jul 27
96-hr Trend
Thu Jul 28
North Central Coast - Coastal Zone No Burn Unfavorable Unfavorable Unfavorable
North Central Coast - Inland Zone No Burn Unfavorable Unfavorable Unfavorable
North Central Coast - San Lorenzo Valley No Burn Unfavorable Unfavorable Unfavorable

BURN SUSPENSION: CAL FIRE has suspended all burn permits within the State Responsibility Area and Local Responsibility Areas under contract with CAL FIRE, in Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey Counties. Click here to view CAL FIRE's press release and proclamation.

Source: PFIRS - Prescribed Fire Information Reporting System
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