Santa Cruz
 
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Legend: National Parks/Monuments National Parks/Monuments     Legend: Tribal Boundaries Tribal Boundaries
The tribal boundaries shown here are provided by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and are intended to be used as a general spatial reference only. They are not a formal determination of tribal boundaries by the EPA.
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Legend: National Parks/Monuments National Parks/Monuments     Legend: Tribal Boundaries Tribal Boundaries
The tribal boundaries shown here are provided by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and are intended to be used as a general spatial reference only. They are not a formal determination of tribal boundaries by the EPA.
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Legend: National Parks/Monuments National Parks/Monuments     Legend: Tribal Boundaries Tribal Boundaries
The tribal boundaries shown here are provided by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and are intended to be used as a general spatial reference only. They are not a formal determination of tribal boundaries by the EPA.
 
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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Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District
Current Conditions
Air Quality Index (AQI)
observed at 6:00 PDT
22
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 22 Good
Particles (PM2.5) 14 Good
Air Quality Forecast
Today Tomorrow
Air Quality Index (AQI)
Good Good
Health Message: None
Air Quality Index (AQI)
Good Good
Health Message: None
AQI - Pollutant Details
Ozone
Good
Good
Particles (PM2.5)
Good
Good
Ozone
Good
Good
Particles (PM2.5)
Good
Good
Forecast Discussion: May 22-26, 2019 Although the atmosphere remains unstable a transition from low to high pressure begins on Wednesday bringing some drying and warmer conditions. Residual scattered showers pass through our area Wednesday morning as this recent low pressure system ends. and a high pressure ridge attempts to move in. Expect a couple days of dry and warmer conditions as a large high pressure ridge to the west bumps our coastline this week shoving the present low pressure cell eastward. The high pressure ridge will be prevented from coming to far onshore by another cut off low descending from the north this weekend. This low pressure cell brings a chance of more showers this weekend. Our area will continue to enjoy the GOOD AQI the recent rain storms have produced in all categories and all areas of Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties. However, with the unseasonably cool temperatures and recent damp conditions expect wood burning devices to be back in use which may cause basins, ravines and low lying areas, especially the San Lorenzo Valley, to experience an increase in PM 2.5 levels to MODERATE.
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