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How will I know if smoke will be in my area?

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  • The AQI is used to report information about the most common air pollutants, including particulate matter (PM2.5 or PM10) and ozone. For more information, visit www.airnow.gov
  • The AirNow website, at www.airnow.gov is a multi-agency website run by EPA that reports air quality using the AQI. The AirNow program accepts, stores, and displays data provided by air quality agencies. Agencies submit continuous PM data to AirNow from over 1,200 PM2.5 monitors and 500 PM10 monitors, plus temporary monitors that monitor smoke on an hourly basis. These data are available to the public via national, regional, and local maps on airnow.gov and through email notifications, widgets, and smart-phone apps.
  • Many local news and local air quality agencies report air quality forecasts on their websites.
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