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Four Highest Eight-Hour Ozone Concentrations in 2017
as of December 15

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 2017 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 Retreat105/10/201712006304/14/201711006305/08/201711006004/11/2017090060
Albemarle High School104/11/201710006404/10/201712006105/17/201709006008/04/2017100059
Frederick Co. Public School Maint. Dept.104/11/201711006405/10/201712006207/19/201711006105/17/2017100061
Natural Bridge Station104/11/201712006404/13/201712005804/10/201711005805/17/2017160057
Harrisonburg VDOT107/19/201710006604/11/201710006205/17/201708006105/10/2017100059
Blue Ridge
Herman L. Horn Elementary School106/03/201711006408/04/201707005807/19/201710005807/12/2017090058
Charles City County107/19/201710006406/02/201710006205/10/201711006207/26/2017120061
Beach Road VDOT107/21/201709006304/10/201710006204/11/201712006104/12/2017110060
MSIC (MathScience Innovation Center)107/19/201711008707/26/201711006905/10/201712006908/03/2017090067
NASA Langley Research Center107/21/201712006906/14/201712006805/10/201711006508/03/2017090064
Tidewater Community College106/02/201710006607/21/201711006106/04/201710006005/17/2017110060
VA Tech Agricultural Research Center106/02/201710006505/17/201711006106/04/201710005910/21/2017100058
Aurora Hills Visitor Center107/19/201711007506/14/201711007205/17/201710007207/20/2017090070
Fredericksburg Geomagnetic Observatory106/14/201710006605/10/201711006404/11/201712006308/04/2017100061
Lee District Park - Fairfax County106/14/201710007207/20/201709006907/19/201710006905/10/2017120068
Sumerduck - C. Phelps Wildlife Mgmt Area105/10/201711005809/25/201710005608/04/201710005604/10/2017120056
Ashburn - Broad Run High School109/25/201710007006/14/201712006707/18/201709006605/17/2017110066
Shenandoah National Park - Big Meadows104/11/201711006505/17/201701006305/16/201723006204/10/2017090062
Long Park - Haymarket109/25/201709006905/17/201710006606/14/201712006504/11/2017100065
Widewater Elem. School - Widewater106/14/201709006304/11/201711006305/17/201710006105/10/2017100059
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.