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AQI Forecast Map For: Saturday September 24, 2016

 
 
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To view the current and forecasted AQI for the following locations, click on the links:
Atascadero, Carrizo Plains, Morro Bay, Nipomo, Paso Robles, Red Hills, San Luis Obispo

Air Quality Index Six Day Forecast

Posted: 9/23/2016 10:47:01 AM


AQI
Color
Code

Good
AQI: 0-50
(Green)

Moderate
AQI: 51-100
(Yellow)

Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
AQI: 101-150
(Orange)

Unhealthy
AQI: 151-200
(Red)


 

 

Friday
Sep 23

Saturday
Sep 24

Sunday
Sep 25

Monday
Sep 26

Tuesday
Sep 27

Wednesday
Sep 28

Morro Bay
Morro Bay, Baywood Park, Cambria,Cayucos, Harmony, Los Osos, San Simeon

Good*

Good*

Good*

Good*

Good*

Good*

Paso Robles
Paso Robles, Jardine, San Miguel, Shandon, Templeton, Whitley Gardens

Good*

Good*

Good*

Good*

Good*

Good*

Red Hills
Red Hills, Cholame, Eastern San Luis Obispo County Mountains

Good*

Good*

Good*

Good*

Good*

Good*

Atascadero
Atascadero, Creston, Garden Farms, Santa Margarita

Good*

Good*

Good*

Good*

Good*

Good*

San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, Arroyo Grande, Avila Beach, Edna, Grover Beach, Huasna, Central Oceano, Pismo Beach, Port San Luis, Shell Beach

Good*

Good*

Good*

Good*

Good*

Good*

Nipomo - CDF
Includes area along Hwy 1 between Callender Rd and Calle Bendita

Moderate*

Good*

Good*

Good*

Good*

Good*

Nipomo - Mesa2
Pier Ave & Strand Way in Oceano, Lopez High School, Lange Elementary School, Trilogy, Monarch Dunes, and Woodlands

Good*

Good*

Good*

Good*

Good*

Good*

Nipomo - NRP
Nipomo Regional Park, Central Nipomo, Dana Elementary School, Cypress Ridge, and Blacklake

Good*

Good*

Good*

Good*

Good*

Good*

Carrizo Plains
Carrizo Plains, California Valley, Cuyama Valley, Southeastern San Luis Obispo County Valleys

Good*

Good*

Good*

Good*

Good*

Good*

 

NOTE: THE AIR QUALITY FORECASTS LISTED ABOVE ARE BASED ON A 24 HOUR PERIOD. A FORECAST OF MODERATE CAN INCLUDE PERIODS OF UNHEALTHY AIR QUALITY, ESPECIALLY DURING SIGNIFICANT SMOKE IMPACTS OR BLOWING DUST.

FOR CURRENT AIR QUALITY CONDITIONS:

CLICK ON TOWN NAME LISTED ABOVE THAT IS HIGHLIGHTED IN BLUE

CURRENT AQI IS ALSO PROVIDED ON THE MAP AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE (CLICK ON THE MAP - THE AQI IS THE COLOR OF THE CIRCLE ON THE MAP)

FOR TEMPORARY SMOKE AND AIR QUALITY MONITORING DATA, CLICK HERE To access smoke and air quality monitoring data from this website: Zoom in on map to location of smoke/air monitor in your area. Click on circle or triangle. Data will appear on right. For more detail, scroll down webpage for more charts and graphs.

For another presentation of temporary smoke and air monitoring data, see EPA AIRNOW TEMPORARY SMOKE AND AIR QUALITY MONITORING DATA PAGE

For Soberanes fire information: SOBERANES FIRE INFORMATION PAGE



* FORECAST DISCUSSION

ALL FORECAST ZONES

Air quality in San Luis Obispo County is being impacted by smoke from the Soberanes Fire in Monterey County and the Canyon Fire near Lompoc: Skies are expected to be hazy and fine particulate (PM2.5) concentrations are higher than normal due to transported smoke from the fire. Changing winds and fire conditions make it difficult to predict which areas of the county may be most affected. However, until the fires are put out, smoke will likely be intermittently present in our region. Smoke from the Soberanes Fire may continue to impact San Luis Obispo County for an extended period and possibly until the first rainfall. If you smell smoke or see ash fall, the County officials recommend that you take precautions to reduce the harmful health effects by limiting outdoor activities. These precautions are especially important for people with respiratory and heart conditions. Residents are encouraged to use common sense and take precautions to reduce the harmful health effects associated with smoke exposure. When it is obvious that there is smoke in the air, County officials recommend that individuals avoid strenuous outdoor activity and remain indoors as much as possible. At times, the potential exists for all people to be affected by the smoke. If a cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, exhaustion, light-headedness or chest pain occurs, outdoor activity should be stopped and the affected person should seek medical attention. To clean ash, please do the following: use a damp cloth and spray areas lightly with water, directing ash-filled water to ground areas, and away from the runoff system; take your vehicle to the car wash; wash off toys that have been outside in the ash; clean ash off pets; due to the corrosive nature of ash, avoid any skin contact with the ash (wear gloves, long-sleeved shirts); and do not use leaf blowers. Please note, if you have heart or lung problems, try not to do any ash cleanup or do anything that stirs the particles back up into the air. In addition, do not allow kids to play in the ash.

NIPOMO CDF FORECAST ZONE

9/23/16 - Blowing Dust - Better Breathers Alert: Air quality is forecasted to be unhealthy for very sensitive persons due to blowing dust and sand. An increase in PM10 & PM2.5 is forecasted to occur from 11 am to 7 pm, with dust impacts peaking from noon to 6 pm. Reschedule outdoor activities to occur when there is no visible dust. Very sensitive individuals such as infants, as well as children and adults with existing respiratory or heart conditions may experience adverse health effects during blowing dust periods. If blowing dust and sand is visible in the air, County officials recommend all adults and children avoid strenuous outdoor activity, remain indoors as much as possible, and set any heating/air conditioning/ventilation systems to recirculation. The public is advised to consult your doctor if you are experiencing health problems in an area with blowing dust and sand. If staying indoors does not provide relief, temporarily leaving the area and going to a location where the sand is not blowing and dust is not visible is advised.

9/24/16 - Blowing Dust: Some blowing dust may occur. The 24 hour AQI is forecasted to be in the good category; however, the hourly AQI may be in the moderate category at times. Extremely sensitive individuals with existing respiratory or heart conditions may experience adverse health effects and may need to take appropriate precautions. The general public likely will not experience symptoms.

NIPOMO MESA2 FORECAST ZONE

9/23/16 - Blowing Dust: Some blowing dust may occur. The 24 hour AQI is forecasted to be in the good category; however, the hourly AQI may be in the moderate category at times. Extremely sensitive individuals with existing respiratory or heart conditions may experience adverse health effects and may need to take appropriate precautions. The general public likely will not experience symptoms.

NIPOMO NRP FORECAST ZONE

9/23/16 - Blowing Dust: Some blowing dust may occur. The 24 hour AQI is forecasted to be in the good category; however, the hourly AQI may be in the moderate category at times. Extremely sensitive individuals with existing respiratory or heart conditions may experience adverse health effects and may need to take appropriate precautions. The general public likely will not experience symptoms.

Description of Nipomo Forecast Zones: Nipomo Forecast Zone Map
 
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For an explanation of the Air Quality Index (AQI) and the AQI colors, visit http://www.airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=aqibasics.aqi

En Español: http://sparetheair.com/spanish.html http://cfpub.epa.gov/airnow/index.cfm?action=pubs_spanish.index
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