|Current Air Quality and Forecast|
Ben Lomond - Moderate - 89 AQI - PM2.5 - 1AM
Boulder Creek - Unhealthy - 152 AQI - PM2.5 - 1AM
Carmel Valley AMS - Good - 18 AQI - Ozone - 12AM
Felton AMS - Unhealthy - 172 AQI - PM2.5 - 1AM
Felton SLVHS - Unhealthy - 169 AQI - PM2.5 - 1AM
Hollister AMS - Good - 35 AQI - PM2.5 - 1AM
King City AMS - Good - 21 AQI - PM2.5 - 1AM
Pinnacles NM - Good - 12 AQI - Ozone - 12AM
Salinas AMS - Good - 34 AQI - PM2.5 - 1AM
Santa Cruz AMS - Good - 49 AQI - PM2.5 - 1AM
Scotts Valley AMS - Good - 8 AQI - Ozone - 12AM
Forecast Discussion for December 10th to 15th: High pressure strengthens over Northern and Central California leading to clear skies, gradually warming daytime temperatures and continued cold nights. With light winds and clear skies in place, air stagnation can be expected to develop in wind protected valleys, such as the San Lorenzo Valley (SLV) where fine particulate (PM2.5) AQIs can be expected to continue reaching the UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS air quality category due to residential wood smoke. Exceedances of the federal ambient air quality standard for PM2.5 can be expected to continue during this time. Although all CAL FIRE burn suspensions have been lifted over the area, prospects for permissive burn days look unfavorable for both inland and coastal locations due to the strengthening high pressure system. Prior to burning outdoors please check the burn day status, obtain a burn permit AND a Daily Authorization. Visit the District's website for more information.
On "Marginal" days, it is a “No Burn” day except for the following types of burns:
All Burns must receive a separate "daily authorization" from the permitting agency (fire agency or Air District) prior to conducting the burn.
All other burns, contact the Air District at 831-647-9411 prior to burning.
Note: The Air District may declare a "Marginal" day as a "No Burn" day if weather conditions are limited in providing dispersion of pollutants.