Carmel Valley AMS - Good - 30 AQI - PM2.5 - 7PM
Felton Cal-Fire - Good - 9 AQI - PM2.5 - 7PM
Hollister AMS - Good - 24 AQI - Ozone - 6PM
King City AMS - Good - 25 AQI - PM10 - 6PM
Pinnacles NM - Good - 32 AQI - Ozone - 6PM
Salinas AMS - Good - 22 AQI - Ozone - 6PM
Santa Cruz AMS - Good - 19 AQI - Ozone - 6PM
Site Name Ozone AQI PM2.5 AQI PM10 AQI
Carmel Valley AMS 23 at 6PM 30 at 7PM N/A
Felton Cal-Fire N/A 9 at 7PM N/A
Hollister AMS 24 at 6PM 8 at 7PM 9 at 6PM
King City AMS 22 at 6PM 7 at 7PM 25 at 6PM
Pinnacles NM 32 at 6PM N/A N/A
Salinas AMS 22 at 6PM 9 at 7PM N/A
Santa Cruz AMS 19 at 6PM 10 at 7PM N/A
All times shown in PDT
Site:  Parameter:  Hours:
Area Today Tomorrow
Carmel Valley Ozone Ozone
Davenport Ozone Ozone
Hollister Ozone Ozone
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 September 15 to 20: The tail end of a Pacific weather system passes over the Central Coast Thursday bringing in welcome light rainfall to the northern parts of the region. High pressure gradually builds in over the weekend as the low exits the area. By mid-week another upper level low presses in from the Pacific, hopefully signaling a transition to an active fall pattern. Atmospheric mixing should remain good through the period with AQIs generally tracking in the GOOD air quality category. However, the San Lorenzo Valley may continue to see morning excursions of PM2.5 AQIs into the lower MODERATE category. Please 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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