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AQI: Good (0 - 50) AQI: Good (0 - 50)
Air quality is considered satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
AQI: Moderate (51 - 100) AQI: Moderate (51 - 100)
Air quality is acceptable; however, for some pollutants there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.
AQI: Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (101 - 150) AQI: Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (101 - 150)
Although general public is not likely to be affected at this AQI range, people with lung disease, older adults and children are at a greater risk from exposure to ozone, whereas persons with heart and lung disease, older adults and children are at greater risk from the presence of particles in the air.
AQI: Unhealthy (151 - 200) AQI: Unhealthy (151 - 200)
Everyone may begin to experience health effects members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.
 AQI:Very Unhealthy (201 - 300) AQI: Very Unhealthy (201 - 300)
Health alert: everyone may experience more serious health effects.
AQI: Hazardous(301 - 500) AQI: Hazardous (301 - 500)
Health warnings of emergency conditions. The entire population is more likely to be affected.
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
67 
Moderate
Health Message: Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion outdoors.
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AQI - Pollutant Details
Ozone
67 
Moderate
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Forecast Discussion: Ground level ozone has trended towards GREEN through much of the state on this mostly sunny Saturday afternoon, but an area of YELLOW is likely in York County. High pressure will build across the Carolinas on Sunday. Temperatures will warm into the 90s again during the afternoon hours with thunderstorm activity limited to the immediate coast. The surface trough will remain along the Coastal Plain but will likely wash out during the afternoon hours on Sunday. A rather light northeast wind will shift more southeasterly during the day Sunday, but winds will remain very light throughout the day at all inland areas. With an increase of traffic expected at these inland locations due to the upcoming solar eclipse on Monday, mobile source emission levels and ozone production will likely be much greater than a typical Sunday. Given this increase in emissions and light winds with ample sinking motion in the atmosphere, the inland western zones will likely peak CODE YELLOW on Sunday, while Pee Dee and Trident remain in the GREEN category.

Current Conditions
Air Quality Index (AQI)
observed at 9:00 EDT
44
Good
Health Message: None
Note: Values above 500 are considered Beyond the AQI. Follow recommendations for the Hazardous category. Additional information on reducing exposure to extremely high levels of particle pollution is available here.
AQI - Pollutant Details
Ozone 17 Good
Particles (PM2.5) 44 Good

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