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Today's Texas Air Quality Forecast

The latest forecast for air quality conditions in Texas' metropolitan areas.

September 22, 2017

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Forecast based on EPA's Air Quality Index (AQI)
AQI Scale
Forecast Region
(Click name for AIRNOW version)
Fri
09/22/2017
Sat
09/23/2017
Sun
09/24/2017
Mon
09/25/2017
Austin Good Good Good Good
Beaumont-Port Arthur Ozone Ozone Good Good
Brownsville-McAllen Good Good Good Good
Corpus Christi Good Good Good Good
Dallas-Fort Worth Ozone Ozone/PM2.5 Ozone/PM2.5 Ozone
El Paso Good Good Good Good
Houston Ozone Ozone Good Good
Laredo Good Good Good Good
Lubbock Good Good Good Good
Midland-Odessa Good Good Good Good
San Antonio Good Good Good Good
Tyler-Longview Good Good Good Good
Victoria Good Good Good Good
Waco-Killeen Good Ozone Good Good

An asterisk (*) indicates that an Ozone Action Day is or will be in effect for the indicated region.

Discussion

Friday 09/22/2017
If incoming background levels increase enough, winds may be light enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" in parts of the Beaumont-Port Arthur, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Houston areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening.

Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and/or lower incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Saturday 09/23/2017
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" or possibly higher in parts of the Houston area and "Moderate" in parts of the Beaumont-Port Arthur, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Waco-Killeen areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening.

A slight increase in urban fine particulate background levels along with sufficient local add-on may also be enough to raise the daily PM2.5 AQI to the lower end of the "Moderate" range in parts of the Dallas-Fort Worth area as well.

Elsewhere in the state, moderate to strong winds, increasing cloud cover, and/or lower incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Sunday 09/24/2017 Outlook
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" in parts of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening.

Slightly elevated urban fine particulate background levels combined with sufficient local add-on may also be enough to raise the daily PM2.5 AQI to the lower end of the "Moderate" range in parts of the Dallas-Fort Worth area as well.

Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds, heavy cloud cover with precipitation, and/or lower incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Monday 09/25/2017 Outlook
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" in parts of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening.

Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds, heavy cloud cover with precipitation, and/or lower incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Tuesday 09/26/2017 Extended Outlook
Moderate winds, cooler temperatures, cloud cover, and/or lower incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range statewide.

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This forecast was last updated at 9:20 am on Friday, September 22nd, and is updated daily on normal TCEQ work days and may also be updated on weekends or holidays when air pollution levels are high. Regardless of our forecast, we always recommend that each individual determine what level of activity they should conduct based on the actual local conditions. See the "Related Current Data" links above to monitor the latest actual conditions.