Carmel Valley AMS - Good - 39 AQI - PM2.5 - 5AM
Hollister AMS - Good - 29 AQI - PM2.5 - 5AM
King City AMS - Good - 33 AQI - PM10 - 4AM
Pinnacles NM - Good - 9 AQI - Ozone - 4AM
SLV Middle School - Good - 34 AQI - PM2.5 - 5AM
Salinas AMS - Good - 35 AQI - Ozone - 4AM
Santa Cruz AMS - Moderate - 51 AQI - PM2.5 - 5AM
Site Name Ozone AQI PM2.5 AQI PM10 AQI
Carmel Valley AMS 28 at 4AM 39 at 5AM N/A
Hollister AMS 24 at 4AM 29 at 5AM 21 at 4AM
King City AMS 24 at 4AM 30 at 5AM 33 at 4AM
Pinnacles NM 9 at 4AM N/A N/A
SLV Middle School N/A 34 at 5AM N/A
Salinas AMS 35 at 4AM 25 at 5AM N/A
Santa Cruz AMS 28 at 4AM 51 at 5AM N/A
All times shown in PDT
Site:  Parameter:  Hours:
Area Today Tomorrow
Carmel Valley Ozone Ozone
Davenport Ozone N/A
Hollister Ozone Ozone
King City Ozone Ozone
Marina/Seaside Ozone N/A
Monterey Peninsula Ozone Ozone
Pinnacles National Monument Ozone Ozone
Salinas Ozone Ozone
San Lorenzo Valley Ozone Ozone
Santa Cruz Ozone Ozone
Scotts Valley Ozone N/A
Watsonville Ozone Ozone
Forecast discussion for May 1 to May 6: A series of weak troughs move over the Central Coast through the weekend ending the recent period of offshore flow and warm temperatures. These disturbances will deepen the marine layer and lower temperatures, especially along the coast where we can expect a return low of coastal low clouds and fog. These passing troughs should also produce good atmospheric mixing, keeping air quality generally in the GOOD air quality category. However, on Friday and Saturday AQIs may continue to reach the lower MODERATE category for ozone at Pinnacles National Park and PM2.5 in the Salinas Valley. Please note, due to the long-term drought CAL FIRE has SUSPENDED OPEN BURNING in the State Responsibility Areas of Monterey and San Benito Counties. During these extremely dry conditions, residents are also cautioned about the high risk of causing a wildfire when using any potential ignition source near dry grass and brush.

Basin 24-hr Decision
Sun May 3
48-hr Forecast
Mon May 4
72-hr Outlook
Tue May 5
96-hr Trend
Wed May 6
North Central Coast - Coastal Zone Burn Favorable
(Low Confidence)
Favorable Favorable
North Central Coast - Inland Zone Burn Favorable
(Low Confidence)
Favorable Favorable
North Central Coast - San Lorenzo Valley Burn Favorable
(Low Confidence)
Favorable Favorable

BURN SUSPENSION: CAL FIRE has suspended all burn permits within the State Responsibility Area and Local Responsibility Areas under contract with CAL FIRE, in San Benito and Monterey Counties. This suspension takes effect on April 14, 2015. The burn day status only applies in Santa Cruz County. Click here to view CAL FIRE's press release and proclamation.

Source: PFIRS - Prescribed Fire Information Reporting System
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