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Today's Texas Air Quality Forecast

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

December 18, 2014

Related Current Data Related Information
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Map of Current PM2.5 Levels Texas Air Monitoring Data
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Forecast based on EPA's Air Quality Index (AQI)
AQI Scale
Forecast Region
(Click name for AIRNOW version)
Thu
12/18/14
Fri
12/19/14
Sat
12/20/14
Sun
12/21/14
Austin Good Good Good PM2.5
Beaumont-Port Arthur Good Good Good Good
Brownsville-McAllen Good Good Good Good
Corpus Christi Good Good Good Good
Dallas-Fort Worth Good Good Good Good
El Paso Good Good Good Good
Houston Good Good Good PM2.5
Laredo Good Good Good Good
Lubbock Good Good Good Good
Midland-Odessa Good Good Good Good
San Antonio Good Good Good PM2.5
Tyler-Longview Good Good Good Good
Victoria Good Good Good Good
Waco-Killeen Good Good Good Good

 

Discussion

Thursday 12/18/14
Moderate winds and low incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range statewide.

Friday 12/19/14
Moderate winds, heavy cloud cover with precipitation, and/or low incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range statewide.

Saturday 12/20/14 Outlook
Moderate winds and low incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range statewide.

Sunday 12/21/14 Outlook
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for the daily PM2.5 AQI to reach "Moderate" levels in the Houston, San Antonio, and Austin areas, with highest concentrations in the morning and evening. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and low incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

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This forecast was last updated at 9:00 am on Thursday, December 18th, 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.