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May 13, Fire Season in Effect. Backyard Burning Suspended.

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AQI Forecast Map For: Thursday May 13, 2021

 
 
To open the full size map above, click the square “full screen button” in the top right of the map

For more information on the current and forecasted AQI in your neighborhood, click here.


Current Air Quality Conditions (NowCast AQI)

  OZONE PM10 PM2.5
San Luis Obispo   5 0
Atascadero 15 9 10
Paso Robles 25 10  
Morro Bay 31    
Red Hills 42    
Carrizo Plain 31    
Nipomo - NRP 23 3  
Nipomo - CDF   4 15
Nipomo - Mesa2   3 2

Air Quality Index Six Day Forecast

Please find your specific community below when determining your local air quality; it's not necessarily the monitor closest to you.

Posted: 5/12/2021 5:28:35 PM

AQI Color Code

Good
AQI: 0-50

Moderate
AQI: 51-100

Unhealthy for Sensitive Grps.
AQI: 101-150

Unhealthy
AQI: 151-200


Stations
Communities
Thursday
May 13
Friday
May 14
Saturday
May 15
Sunday
May 16
Monday
May 17
Tuesday
May 18
Morro Bay
Baywood Park
Cambria
Cayucos
Harmony
Los Osos
San Simeon
Good Good Good Good Good Good
Paso Robles
Jardine
San Miguel
Shandon
Templeton
Whitley Gardens
Good Good Good Good Good Good
Red Hills
Cholame
Eastern SLO Co Mountains
Moderate Good Good Good Good Good
Atascadero
Creston
Garden Farms
Santa Margarita
Good Good Good Good Good Good
San Luis Obispo
Edna
Arroyo Grande
Avila Beach
Huasna
Grover Beach
Lopez Lake
Oceano
Pismo & Shell
Port San Luis
Good Good Good Good Good Good
Nipomo - CDF
Includes area along Hwy 1 btwn Callender Rd & Calle Bendita
Good Good Good Good Good Moderate
Nipomo - Mesa2
Lopez HS
Lange School
Pier Ave & Strand Way in Oceano
Trilogy
Good Good Good Good Good Moderate
Nipomo - NRP
Blacklake
Central Nipomo
Cypress Ridge
Dana School
Nipomo Park
Good Good Good Good Good Good
Carrizo Plain
California Valley
Cuyama Valley
SE SLO County Valleys
Moderate Good Good Good Good Good

 

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WEBSITE FOR AIR QUALITY FORECAST AND CURRENT AIR QUALITY:
AIRNOW

The Current Conditions shown on the SLO APCD forecast webpage reflect data from SLO APCD official monitoring stations. Additional monitoring data is available from the AIRNOW webpage. Select the AIRNOW website. Hover over the Fires banner in the upper part of the AIR NOW home page, then select Fires and Smoke Map from the drop down menu. The Fires and Smoke Map page has data from SLO APCD official monitoring stations (circles) and sensor data (squares). Sensors are operated by individuals (public) and some are operated by the SLO APCD and other government agencies. There is also information on smoke plumes on this page. There can be very significant differences in air quality over small distances, especially during a wildfire event when smoke impacts are significant. Conditions can change rapidly when smoke plumes are present. SLO APCD official monitoring stations measure different parameters. For example, the Carrizo Plains and Red Hills monitoring stations only measure ozone. Nipomo CDF and Nipomo Mesa2 monitoring stations only measure particulate matter. San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, Atascadero and Paso Robles monitoring stations measure ozone and particulate.

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CALL 805 781 4390 FOR RECORDED AIR QUALITY FORECAST AND INFORMATION


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AIR QUALITY INDEX (AQI): AQI DEFINITION AND INFORMATION

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FIRE INFORMATION -

INCIWEB - U.S. FOREST SERVICE WEBSITE

SEE APCD WILDFIRE PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION

PLANNED BURNS

Prescribed burning provide fire prevention benefits consistent with fire plans of the participating agencies. If conditions are not appropriate for safe burning and good smoke dispersal, burning will be postponed.

May 2021 - Prescribed Burn - South of Creston - 400 acres - Webster VMP - Air Quality Monitoring Station currently deployed at Creston Fire Station

End of May 2021 - Prescribed Burn - Camp Roberts- 9000 acres - mostly grass

May 2021 - Burn Piles - Near Camp KEEP - Montana de Oro State Park - Burn to be conducted from 7am to 5pm - expecting minimal smoke impacts.

AIR QUALITY MONITORING DATA FOR PRESCRIBED BURNS: NOW CAST AQI - PRESCRIBED BURN Click on circles for data plots. Data for Creston Fire Station can be accessed via this link.

For additional information call: 805 781 5912

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AIR QUALITY FORECAST DISCUSSION

ALL FORECAST ZONES

For Particulate Matter, the forecasted Air Quality Index (AQI) is representative of pollution exposure for a 24-hour period. The current conditions and the 24 hour particulate forecast may have different AQI values. A forecast of Good air quality, may include some hours of moderate air quality.

For Ozone, the forecasted Air Quality Index (AQI) is representative of pollution exposure for an 8-hour period, typically in the afternoon. The current conditions and the 8 hour ozone forecast may have different AQI values.

PASO ROBLES & ATASCADERO FORECAST ZONES

5/13/2021 -- Increased particulate matter and ozone: Pollution from out of SLO County will increase particulate matter and ozone concentrations at times. The 24 hour AQI is forecasted to be in the Green (Good) category; however, the hourly AQI may be in the Yellow (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.

CARRIZO PLAINS & RED HILLS FORECAST ZONES

5/13/2021 --Ozone: Atmospheric conditions are expected to be favorable for producing high ozone concentrations. Ozone concentrations are forecasted to increase significantly midday, afternoon and evening. People who are very 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. You can help prevent ozone pollution by sharing a ride, walking, riding a bicycle, taking your lunch to work, avoiding 'drive through' lanes, conserving energy and keeping your vehicles properly tuned.

NIPOMO CDF & MESA2 FORECAST ZONES

5/18/2021 & 5/19/2021------Blowing Dust: Air quality is forecasted to be unhealthy for very sensitive persons due to blowing dust and sand. The 24 hour AQI is forecasted to be in the Yellow (Moderate) category; however, the hourly AQI may be in the Orange (Unhealthy for Sensiive Groups) category or the Red (Unhealthy for Everyone) category at times. An increase in PM10 & PM2.5 is forecasted to occur from 1 pm to 7 pm, with dust impacts peaking from 2 pm 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 withblowing 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.

NIPOMO CDF & MESA2 FORECAST ZONES

5/14/2021, 5/15/2021 & 5/17/2021 -- Blowing Dust: Some blowing dust may occur. The 24 hour AQI is forecasted to be in the Green (Good) category; however, the hourly AQI may be in the Yellow (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 ZONES

5/18/2021 & 5/19/2021 -- Blowing Dust: Some blowing dust may occur. The 24 hour AQI is forecasted to be in the Green (Good) category; however, the hourly AQI may be in the Yellow (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.

For additional information call: 805 781 5912

Para informacion adicional llame: 805 781 5912

Description of Nipomo Forecast Zones: Nipomo Forecast Zone Map
 
En Español: http://sparetheair.com/spanish.html
http://cfpub.epa.gov/airnow/index.cfm?action=pubs_spanish.index
http://www.airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=aqikids_spanish.main

 

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