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Four Highest Eight-Hour Ozone Concentrations in 2018
as of December 11

Use this form to retrieve the four highest eight-hour ozone concentration averages from data collected at Virginia DEQ monitoring sites beginning January 1, 2012 through today. Although this is our most current data, it is not considered official until it has been certified by our technical staff. This information is updated hourly. All times shown are in Local Standard Time.

The table below lists the four highest daily maximum eight-hour ozone concentrations measured in 2018 in each community where the Virginia DEQ measures ozone. Concentrations that are rated Moderate or higher are color-highlighted based on the EPA-defined Air Quality Index colors. (See Interpreting the AQI.) The fourth-highest average is in bold black (unless it is highlighted). All ozone measurements are in parts per billion. Times are shown in 24-hour format and correspond to the beginning of the eight hour average.

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YearReport Format
Highlight with AQI colors
Area Monitoring Site POC Highest Second Highest Third Highest Fourth Highest
Date Time Value Date Time Value Date Time Value Date Time Value
Rural Retreat105/03/201809006504/13/201813006405/01/201809006205/12/2018110061
Albemarle High School104/13/201812006805/02/201810006605/09/201811006205/04/2018100062
Frederick Co. Public School Maint. Dept.104/13/201811006205/02/201810006106/30/201810006005/09/2018110059
Natural Bridge Station104/13/201813006705/02/201810006204/18/201814006105/03/2018100060
Harrisonburg VDOT106/16/201810006304/13/201811006205/01/201810006105/02/2018100059
Blue Ridge
Herman L. Horn Elementary School104/13/201812006605/02/201810006305/01/201811006305/12/2018090062
Charles City County106/18/201812007207/10/201810006906/30/201809006605/02/2018110064
Beach Road VDOT105/02/201811006304/13/201811006007/10/201809005805/24/2018100058
MSIC (MathScience Innovation Center)106/30/201811008406/18/201811006707/10/201809006608/27/2018100065
NASA Langley Research Center107/10/201812006906/30/201810006806/19/201810006305/02/2018110062
Tidewater Community College107/10/201811006606/30/201811006407/11/201808006306/16/2018090063
VA Tech Agricultural Research Center105/02/201811006307/12/201809006207/11/201810006107/10/2018100059
Aurora Hills Visitor Center107/09/201811007707/03/201809007206/30/201810007106/18/2018090070
Fredericksburg Geomagnetic Observatory104/13/201811006405/04/201812006205/24/201809006105/09/2018110061
Lee District Park - Fairfax County105/24/201812007107/10/201809007007/09/201809006905/02/2018110066
Sumerduck - C. Phelps Wildlife Mgmt Area105/09/201812006405/02/201811006304/13/201814006205/07/2018110060
Ashburn - Broad Run High School105/09/201812006807/19/201811006605/02/201810006605/01/2018100065
Shenandoah National Park - Big Meadows104/13/201813006705/02/201810006605/01/201815006305/09/2018160062
Long Park - Haymarket105/09/201812007005/02/201810006607/03/201810006505/01/2018100065
Widewater Elem. School - Widewater107/12/201810007405/24/201810006707/11/201809006405/02/2018110064
POC (Parameter Occurrence Code): a code used to correctly separate data from multiple instruments at one site.

Interpreting the AQI

Air Quality Index

Each NAAQS pollutant has a separate AQI scale, with an AQI rating of 100 corresponding to the concentration of the Federal Standard for that pollutant. Additional information about the AQI and how it can be used is available from the EPA's AirNow web site.

Place your mouse pointer over the scale displayed above to view information about the Air Quality Index, and each of the rating levels.

The actual index calculation is different for each parameter measured and is specified by the EPA. The following table shows the various breakpoints used in calculating the AQI.

AQI Breakpoint Definitions
AQI Range 1hr Ozone
in ppm
8hr Ozone
in ppm
0 - 50 Not Defined 0 - 0.054
51 - 100 Not Defined 0.055 - 0.070
101 - 150 0.125 - 0.164 0.071 - 0.085
151 - 200 0.165 - 0.204 0.086 - 0.105
201 - 300 0.205 - 0.404 0.106 - 0.200
301 - 400 0.405 - 0.504 Not Defined
401 - 500 0.505 - 0.604 Not Defined
500+ Not Defined Not Defined

PLEASE NOTE: This data has not been verified by the Virginia DEQ and may change. This is the most current data, but it is not official until it has been certified by our technical staff. Data is collected from Virginia DEQ ambient monitoring sites and may include data collected by other outside agencies. This data is updated hourly. All times shown are in local standard time unless otherwise indicated.