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South Carolina Ground-level Ozone Forecast

For 8/5/2015

[ The forecast is updated daily by 3:30 pm EDT. ]

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****CODE ORANGE FOR THE UPSTATE REGION**** The Upstate region is trending toward code yellow on this Tuesday while all other regions are currently trending toward code green. For Wednesday, a front approaching South Carolina from the northwest will work its way into the western portion of the state by the afternoon, helping to concentrate pollutants out ahead of it. Sourcing, for most of the state, will be from the southwest and the Upstate region will likely see the effects from a metropolitan plume. Otherwise, light winds and mostly sunny skies with only a slight increase in moisture will mean good production conditions. Such conditions give way to higher ozone, and most areas will increase from today. Therefore, the Upstate region could see CODE ORANGE. Central Savannah, Midlands and Catawba will likely be CODE YELLOW while remaining areas should be CODE GREEN.
County * Color Code AQI
Abbeville Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (Orange) 101
Aiken Moderate (Yellow) 77
Anderson Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (Orange) 101
Barnwell Moderate (Yellow) 77
Berkeley Good (Green) 39
Calhoun Moderate (Yellow) 64
Charleston Good (Green) 39
Cherokee Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (Orange) 101
Chester Moderate (Yellow) 51
Chesterfield Good (Green) 49
Darlington Good (Green) 49
Dillon Good (Green) 49
Dorchester Good (Green) 39
Edgefield Moderate (Yellow) 77
Fairfield Moderate (Yellow) 64
Florence Good (Green) 49
Greenville Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (Orange) 101
Greenwood Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (Orange) 101
Kershaw Moderate (Yellow) 64
Lancaster Moderate (Yellow) 51
Laurens Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (Orange) 101
Lee Good (Green) 49
Lexington Moderate (Yellow) 64
Marlboro Good (Green) 49
McCormick Moderate (Yellow) 77
Newberry Moderate (Yellow) 64
Oconee Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (Orange) 101
Pickens Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (Orange) 101
Richland Moderate (Yellow) 64
Saluda Moderate (Yellow) 64
Spartanburg Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (Orange) 101
Sumter Moderate (Yellow) 64
Union Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (Orange) 101
York Moderate (Yellow) 51
GA-Columbia Moderate (Yellow) 77
GA-Richmond Moderate (Yellow) 77
* Ozone forecasts are not issued for counties not listed in this table.
AQI Color Code (Value) Cautionary Statement

Good
(0-50)

No health effects are expected.

Moderate
(51-100)

Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion.

Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
(101-150)

The following groups should limit prolonged outdoor exertion:

  • People with lung disease, such as asthma
  • Children and older adults
  • People who are active outdoors

Unhealthy
(151-200)

The following groups should avoid prolonged outdoor exertion:

  • People with lung disease, such as asthma
  • Children and older adults
  • People who are active outdoors

Everyone else should limit prolonged outdoor exertion.

Very Unhealthy
(200+)

The following groups should avoid all outdoor exertion:

  • People with lung disease, such as asthma
  • Children and older adults
  • People who are active outdoors

Everyone else should limit outdoor exertion.

No Data

We cannot currently provide data for the given area.

Good Moderate Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Unhealthy Very Unhealthy No Data