Today's Texas Air Quality Forecast
March 11, 2014
Forecast based on EPA's Air Quality Index (AQI)
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Winds may be strong enough to generate blowing dust this afternoon and into the evening with "Moderate" or possibly higher PM10 AQI levels in parts of the Panhandle, with lighter amounts of blowing dust expected in parts of West Texas where the daily PM10 AQI will likely remain at the upper end of the "Good" range. Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for PM2.5 to remain in the "Moderate" range in Southeast Texas, with highest concentrations this morning. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and low incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.
Areas of blowing dust could linger in parts of the Panhandle and West Texas into the early morning hours on Wednesday, though intensity and duration are not expected to be enough to raise the daily PM10 AQI beyond the "Good" range. Elsewhere in the state, strong winds and low incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.
Thursday 03/13/14 Outlook
Moderate winds and low incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range statewide.
Friday 03/14/14 Outlook
Winds may be strong enough to generate blowing dust that could raise the daily PM10 AQI into the "Moderate" range in parts of the southern Panhandle, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and evening. Elsewhere in the state, moderate to strong winds and low incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.
This forecast was last updated at 8:45 am on Tuesday, March 11th 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.