Winds gusting up to 30 miles per hour kicked up dust and that resulted in an Air Quality Alert for Very Unhealthy air quality in El Centro.
At 6:00 p.m. Monday the PM10 AQI reached 273. According to the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District that is unhealthy for people with respiratory or heart disease. People with cardiopulmonary disease and the elderly may experience significant aggravation of heart or lung disease. Other cities also experienced issues with air quality as Brawley , Calexico , Niland and Westmorland reported moderate air conditions with elevated PM10 or PM2.5. Mexicali station reported elevated PM2.5 resulting in a alert for Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups.