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AQI Forecast Map For: Saturday September 26, 2020

 
 
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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 21 24 26
Atascadero 24 27 29
Paso Robles 30 35  
Morro Bay 20   73
Red Hills 44    
Carrizo Plain 38    
Nipomo - NRP 12 31  
Nipomo - CDF   39 43
Nipomo - Mesa2   36 29

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: 9/24/2020 2:33:19 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
Friday
Sep 25
Saturday
Sep 26
Sunday
Sep 27
Monday
Sep 28
Tuesday
Sep 29
Wednesday
Sep 30
Morro Bay
Baywood Park
Cambria
Cayucos
Harmony
Los Osos
San Simeon
Good Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate
Paso Robles
Jardine
San Miguel
Shandon
Templeton
Whitley Gardens
Good Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate
Red Hills
Cholame
Eastern SLO Co Mountains
Good Moderate Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
Atascadero
Creston
Garden Farms
Santa Margarita
Good Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate
San Luis Obispo
Edna
Arroyo Grande
Avila Beach
Huasna
Grover Beach
Lopez Lake
Oceano
Pismo & Shell
Port San Luis
Good Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate
Nipomo - CDF
Includes area along Hwy 1 btwn Callender Rd & Calle Bendita
Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate
Nipomo - Mesa2
Lopez HS
Lange School
Pier Ave & Strand Way in Oceano
Trilogy
Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate
Nipomo - NRP
Blacklake
Central Nipomo
Cypress Ridge
Dana School
Nipomo Park
Good Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate
Carrizo Plain
California Valley
Cuyama Valley
SE SLO County Valleys
Good Moderate Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups

 

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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

Air quality in SLO County may be impacted by wildfire smoke at times. Smoke impacts vary by location. Smoke aloft may impact higher elevations.

Air District officials recommend that if you smell smoke or see ash, take precautions, and use common sense to reduce your exposure to smoke.... such as ...Head indoors and remain indoors, if possible ...Avoid strenuous outdoor activity ...Close all windows and doors that lead outside to prevent bringing additional smoke inside.

These precautions are especially important for children, older adults, and people with existing respiratory illness and heart conditions, as they are particularly vulnerable to the health effects of poor air quality. Families with small children should be aware that even if adults in the household have no symptoms, children may experience symptoms due to their smaller body mass and developing lungs. If smoke increases, healthy people could be affected as well. If you experience a cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, exhaustion, light-headedness or chest pain, stop any outdoor activity immediately and seek medical attention. More information can be found at slocleanair.org/air-quality/wildfire .

You can also follow the SLO County APCD and Public Health Department Twitter feeds for the latest updates (@slocleanair and @SLOPublicHealth). You can also sign up for AirAware alerts right on your phone by visiting our website at SLOCleanAir.org.

PRESCRIBED (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.

AIR QUALITY MONITORING DATA FOR PRESCRIBED BURNS: NOW CAST AQI - PRESCRIBED BURN Click on circles for data plots.

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.

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, SAN LUIS OBISPO, MORRO BAY, CARRIZO PLAINS, RED HILLS & NIPOMO NRP FORECAST ZONES

9/24/2020-9/25/2020 -- Wildfire smoke: Some smoke impacts 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.

ALL FORECAST ZONES ON 9/26/2020 AND ALL FORECAST ZONES - 9/27-30/2020 EXCEPT CARRIZO PLAINS AND RED HILLS

Wildfire smoke: Air quality is forecasted to be unhealthy for very sensitive persons. The 24 hour AQI is forecasted to be in the Yellow (Moderate) category; however, the hourly AQI may be in the Orange (Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups) category or the Red (Unhealthy for Everyone) category at times. The air quality may be in the Good range for some hours. Reschedule outdoor activities to occur when there is no smoke or ash. Very sensitive individuals such as infants, as well as children and adults with existing respiratory or heart conditions may experience adverse health effects. If you smell smoke or ash 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.

CARRIZO PLAINS & RED HILLS FORECAST ZONES

9/27/2020 - 9/30/2020--Wildfire smoke: Air quality is forecasted to be unhealthy for sensitive persons. The 24 hour AQI is forecasted to be in the Orangecategory; however, the hourly AQI may be in the Red (Unhealthy for Everyone) category at times. Reschedule outdoor activities to occur when there is no smoke or ash. Very sensitive individuals such as infants, as well as children and adults with existing respiratory or heart conditions may experience adverse health effects. If you smell smoke or ash 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.

NIPOMO CDF & MESA2 FORECAST ZONES

9/24/2020 & 9/25/2020 ------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 Sensitive Groups) category or the Red (Unhealthy for Everyone) category at times. An increase in PM10 & PM2.5 is forecasted to occur from 10 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 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

10/3/2020- 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 ZONE

9/24/2020 & 9/25/2020--- -- 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.

CARRIZO PLAINS & RED HILLS FORECAST ZONES

9/26/2020 - 9/30/2020-- 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.

For additional information call: 805 781 5912

Para informacion adicional llame: 805 781 5912

Description of Nipomo Forecast Zones: Nipomo Forecast Zone Map
 
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