Ben Lomond - Good - 14 AQI - PM2.5 - 5PM
Boulder Creek - Good - 40 AQI - PM2.5 - 5PM
Carmel Valley AMS - Good - 32 AQI - PM2.5 - 6PM
Felton Cal-Fire - Good - 41 AQI - PM2.5 - 6PM
Hollister AMS - Good - 30 AQI - Ozone - 5PM
King City AMS - Good - 31 AQI - Ozone - 5PM
Pinnacles NM - Good - 34 AQI - Ozone - 4PM
SLV Middle School - Good - 10 AQI - PM2.5 - 6PM
Salinas AMS - Good - 29 AQI - Ozone - 5PM
Santa Cruz AMS - Good - 23 AQI - PM2.5 - 6PM
Site Name Ozone AQI PM2.5 AQI PM10 AQI
Ben Lomond N/A 14 at 5PM N/A
Boulder Creek N/A 40 at 5PM N/A
Carmel Valley AMS 32 at 5PM 32 at 6PM N/A
Felton Cal-Fire N/A 41 at 6PM N/A
Hollister AMS 30 at 5PM 9 at 6PM 11 at 5PM
King City AMS 31 at 5PM 17 at 6PM 9 at 5PM
Pinnacles NM 34 at 4PM N/A N/A
SLV Middle School N/A 10 at 6PM N/A
Salinas AMS 29 at 5PM 17 at 6PM N/A
Santa Cruz AMS 19 at 5PM 23 at 6PM N/A
All times shown in PST
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Area Today Tomorrow
Carmel Valley PM2.5 PM2.5
Davenport PM2.5 PM2.5
Hollister PM2.5 PM2.5
King City PM2.5 PM2.5
Marina/Seaside PM2.5 PM2.5
Monterey Peninsula PM2.5 PM2.5
Pinnacles National Monument PM2.5 PM2.5
Salinas PM2.5 PM2.5
San Lorenzo Valley PM2.5 PM2.5
Santa Cruz PM2.5 PM2.5
Scotts Valley PM2.5 PM2.5
Watsonville PM2.5 PM2.5
Forecast discussion for March 4 to 11: High pressure builds in over the Central Coast bringing fair weather, warmer daytime temperatures but continued cool overnight temperatures, especially in the inland valleys. Although Air Quality Indices (AQIs) may generally increase over the region as high pressure sets in, they are expected to mostly remain in the GOOD air quality category. With cool nights persisting in the San Lorenzo Valley Smoke Sensitive Area (SLV SSA), AQIs for smoke related fine particulate matter (PM2.5) are expected to remain in the GOOD to lower MODERATE category with the higher AQIs occurring where wood smoke from residential heating is present.

Basin 24-hr Decision
Thu Mar 5
48-hr Forecast
Fri Mar 6
72-hr Outlook
Sat Mar 7
96-hr Trend
Sun Mar 8
North Central Coast - Coastal Zone Burn Marginal Unfavorable Unfavorable
North Central Coast - Inland Zone Burn Favorable
(Low Confidence)
Unfavorable Unfavorable
Source: PFIRS - Prescribed Fire Information Reporting System
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