Carmel Valley AMS - Good - 26 AQI - Ozone - 1AM
Felton Cal-Fire - N/A
Hollister AMS - Good - 20 AQI - PM10 - 1AM
King City AMS - Good - 31 AQI - PM10 - 1AM
Salinas AMS - Good - 30 AQI - PM2.5 - 2AM
Santa Cruz AMS - Good - 14 AQI - Ozone - 1AM
Site Name Ozone AQI PM2.5 AQI PM10 AQI
Carmel Valley AMS 26 at 1AM 16 at 2AM N/A
Felton Cal-Fire N/A N/A N/A
Hollister AMS 18 at 1AM 16 at 2AM 20 at 1AM
King City AMS 3 at 1AM 29 at 2AM 31 at 1AM
Salinas AMS 4 at 1AM 30 at 2AM N/A
Santa Cruz AMS 14 at 1AM N/A N/A
All times shown in PDT
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Area Today Tomorrow
Carmel Valley PM2.5 PM2.5
Davenport Ozone Ozone
Hollister PM2.5 PM2.5
King City Ozone Ozone
Marina/Seaside Ozone Ozone
Monterey Peninsula Ozone Ozone
Pinnacles National Monument Ozone Ozone
Salinas Ozone Ozone
San Lorenzo Valley PM2.5 PM2.5
Santa Cruz Ozone Ozone
Scotts Valley Ozone Ozone
Watsonville Ozone Ozone
Forecast Discussion October 1 to 5: High pressure steadily builds over the West Coast, leading to classic fall offshore flow conditions. This will lead to elevated temperatures and low humidity across the region, including the coast where the marine layer will be pushed well offshore. Gusty north winds may also be encountered over higher terrain. The marine layer gradually re-develops late in the weekend resulting in cooler temperatures, at least along the coast. As the atmosphere stabilizes during this regime, AQIs can be expected to increase, with ozone related AQIs possibly reaching the MODERATE air quality category over inland areas and PM2.5 AQIs also reaching the MODERATE category due to the migration of land based aerosols toward the coast. With hot temperatures and low humidity in place over our drought stressed region, fire weather concerns will also be elevated during this period. Please also 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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