|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
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.
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.