Air Quality Forecast + Agricultural Burn Status



Smoke Advisory for August 23 & 24, 2016

The Rey Fire, which started in the afternoon of August 18th, 2016, is burning in Santa Barbara County in the Los Padres National Forest west of Ventura County. As of 8 a.m., August 23rd, 2016, the fire has burned 29,664 acres and is 30% contained. Visible satellite imagery shows smoke starting to blow into the western parts of Ventura County. Overnight winds may cause smoke to continue moving into the county. For areas directly impacted by smoke, particulate levels are likely to be elevated and could reach unhealthy levels. Everyone is urged to exercise caution and avoid vigorous outdoor or indoor exertion. People with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly, and children should remain indoors. Run your air conditioner if you have one. Keep the filter clean and fresh air intake closed. Close all windows and doors that lead outside to prevent bringing additional dust, smoke, and/or ash inside. If this is not an option or it becomes extremely hot inside, please seek alternate shelter. This advisory will be updated as necessary. If you have air quality questions, please call 805-662-6960.

Agricultural Burn Regions
  1. Coastal (Ventura / Oxnard / Camarillo)
  2. Ojai Valley
  3. Fillmore and Piru
  4. Simi Valley and Moorpark
  5. Conejo Valley (Thousand Oaks)
  6. Northern Ventura County

Agricultural Burn Status for Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Burn Region123456 < 3k ft6 > 3k ft
Early Morning (7 a.m. - 10 a.m.)NoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Late Morning (10 a.m. - noon)NoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Afternoon (noon - 4 p.m.)NoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Permit Must be Obtained from a Ventura County Fire Station


Air Quality Index Report for Ozone (O3) and Particulates (PM)
Pollutant of Highest Concentration Shown

250 50





 Coastal Plain Ojai Valley Conejo Valley Fillmore/Piru Simi Valley
Recorded Today 3pm Aug 23       Forecast Tomorrow (Wednesday)      
1-50 Good51-100 Moderate101-150 Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups151-200 Unhealthy201-300 Very Unhealthy

Ventura County Temperature & Precipitation Report
Issued: 4pm Tuesday, August 23, 2016
RegionRecorded 3 pm Today (Tuesday)Forecast for Tomorrow (Wednesday)
LowHighRain (in)LowHigh
Coastal Plain (Ventura-Oxnard-Camarillo)577505876
Ojai Valley578505887
Conejo Valley (Thousand Oaks)598005981
Fillmore - Piru608806089
Simi Valley628506187