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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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Current Conditions
Air Quality Index (AQI)
observed at 11:00 EDT
52
Moderate
Health Message: Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion.
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 36 Good
Particles (PM2.5) 52 Moderate
Air Quality Forecast
Today Tomorrow
Air Quality Index (AQI)
47
Good
Health Message: None
Data Not Available
AQI - Pollutant Details
Ozone
47
Good
Data Not Available
Forecast Discussion: Ground level ozone observations across the state remain in the green category within a rather soupy airmass on this Monday afternoon. On Tuesday, a cold front will approach the Carolinas from the northwest. The Palmetto State will remain on the soupy side of the front, which should lead to another day of isolated to scattered afternoon thunderstorms. Some mid-level dry air should work it's way into the western half of the state by afternoon, which should carry an increase in ozone precursor levels. However, the continued moist airmass near the surface will likely limit the amount of ozone precursor conversion (to ozone) that occurs. Thus, the forecast remains CODE GREEN for all regions.
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