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Air Quality Forecasts

The South Carolina Department of Environmental Control (DHEC) - Bureau of Air Quality issues Ground Level Ozone Forecasts each day between April 1st and September 30th. These forecasts are for the Catawba Region, the Pee Dee Region, the Central Midlands, and the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) of South Carolina and Georgia.

When the DHEC Bureau of Air Quality Ground Level Ozone forecast is in an Unhealthy (Orange, Red, or Purple) Category, our office relays the information in a special Air Quality Alert message which is broadcast on NOAA Weather Radio.

DHEC Bureau of Air Quality homepage

DHEC Ground-Level Ozone Forecasts

EPA - Ground-Level Ozone Basics

AirNow - AQI numbers and what they mean

AirNow - Current Ozone Observations - South Carolina

AirNow - Current Ozone Observations - Georgia

AirNow - Current Ozone Observations - North Carolina