AQI Forecast Map For: Monday July 24, 2017
South County Focus:
Posted: 7/24/2017 9:57:27 AM
AQI Color Code
Unhealthy for Sensitive Grps.
|San Luis Obispo||Good||Good||Good||Good||Good||Good|
|Nipomo - CDF||Good||Good||Good||Good||Good*||Good|
|Nipomo - Mesa2||Good||Good||Good||Good||Good||Good|
|Nipomo - NRP||Good||Good||Good||Good||Good||Good|
* FORECAST DISCUSSION
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WILDFIRE SMOKE INFORMATION
The San Luis Obispo (SLO) County Air Pollution Control District and County Health Department informs individuals that air quality has improved; however, there may be some parts of San Luis Obispo County that could be impacted by smoke.
FOR CURRENT WILDFIRE INFORMATION - SEE CALFIRE WEBSITE
If you smell smoke or see ash fall, County officials recommend you take precautions and use common sense to reduce the harmful health effects associated with smoke exposure. When smoke in the air is obvious, individuals should avoid strenuous outdoor activity and remain indoors as much as possible. These precautions are particularly important for people with existing respiratory illness and heart conditions and for the very young and the elderly as they are most vulnerable to the health effects of declining air quality.
Levels of particulates in the smoke may be high enough in some areas that even healthy people could be affected. If a cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, exhaustion, light-headedness, or chest pain occurs, outdoor activity should be stopped immediately 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 - do not use leaf blowers; take your vehicle to the car wash; wash toys that have been outside in the ash; and clean ash off pets. Due to its corrosive nature, avoid skin contact with the ash by wearing gloves and long-sleeved shirts. Please note, if you have existing heart or lung conditions, avoid doing ash clean-up yourself or anything else that stirs the particles back up into the air. In addition, do not allow children to play in the ash.
APCD and County officials will continue to closely monitor smoke impacts and air quality in San Luis Obispo County. By following the air quality index (AQI), the public can also monitor real-time air quality throughout SLO County. The AQI focuses on health effects individuals may experience within a few hours or days after breathing polluted air. Sign up to receive the daily air quality forecast via email by subscribing online at enviroflash.info.
CARRIZO PLAINS & RED HILLS FORECAST ZONES
7/24/17 through 7/29/17: Ozone - Better Breathers Alert: Ozone concentrations will increase significantly midday, afternoon and evening. People who are sensitive to air pollution should limit time outside during midday, afternoon and early evening. During periods of high ozone, health impacts of ozone air pollution can be minimized by reducing strenuous activities and staying indoors. San Luis Obispo County residents are encouraged to reduce emission causing activities by limiting vehicle use.
NIPOMO CDF FORECAST ZONE
7/28/17 - Blowing Dust: Some blowing dust may occur. The 24 hour AQI is forecasted to be in the good (Green ) category; however, the hourly AQI may be in the Yellow 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.
For additional information call: 805 781 5912
Para informacion adicional llame: 805 781 4668
Description of Nipomo Forecast Zones: Nipomo Forecast Zone Map
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