Ben Lomond - Good - 21 AQI - PM2.5 - 8PM
Boulder Creek - Good - 13 AQI - PM2.5 - 8PM
Carmel Valley AMS - Good - 26 AQI - PM2.5 - 9PM
Felton Cal-Fire - Good - 17 AQI - PM2.5 - 9PM
Hollister AMS - Good - 21 AQI - Ozone - 8PM
King City AMS - Good - 35 AQI - PM10 - 8PM
Pinnacles NM - Good - 31 AQI - Ozone - 7PM
Salinas AMS - Good - 19 AQI - Ozone - 8PM
Santa Cruz AMS - Good - 21 AQI - Ozone - 8PM
Site Name Ozone AQI PM2.5 AQI PM10 AQI
Ben Lomond N/A 21 at 8PM N/A
Boulder Creek N/A 13 at 8PM N/A
Carmel Valley AMS 21 at 8PM 26 at 9PM N/A
Felton Cal-Fire N/A 17 at 9PM N/A
Hollister AMS 21 at 8PM 18 at 9PM N/A
King City AMS 19 at 8PM 10 at 9PM 35 at 8PM
Pinnacles NM 31 at 7PM N/A N/A
Salinas AMS 19 at 8PM 9 at 9PM N/A
Santa Cruz AMS 21 at 8PM N/A N/A
All times shown in PDT
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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 Ozone Ozone
Santa Cruz Ozone Ozone
Scotts Valley Ozone Ozone
Watsonville Ozone Ozone
Forecast Discussion October 24 to 29: Dry and generally sunny conditions expected Friday in advance of an approaching Pacific storm system. Although the Central Coast will again be on the southern edge of this disturbance, it appears that this one will be strong enough and wet enough to bring light precipitation to the area Saturday, particularly in the northern parts of the region. A weak high pressure system then builds in through the middle of the week leading to typical fall conditions. Longer range models suggest a possible wet pattern developing toward the end of the month....This progressive and somewhat unstable pattern should continue to be good for air quality with AQIs for ozone, PM10 and PM2.5 generally remaining in the GOOD air quality category. Please be aware that despite any short-term rainfall Cal Fire has SUSPENDED OPEN BURNING in the State Responsibility Areas of Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito Counties due to the extraordinarily dry conditions caused by the long-term drought. 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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