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Today's Texas Air Quality Forecast

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

July 30, 2014

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Forecast based on EPA's Air Quality Index (AQI)
AQI Scale
Forecast Region
(Click name for AIRNOW version)
Wed
07/30/14
Thu
07/31/14
Fri
08/01/14
Sat
08/02/14
Austin PM2.5 PM2.5 Ozone Ozone
Beaumont-Port Arthur Ozone PM2.5 PM2.5 Good
Brownsville-McAllen PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5
Corpus Christi PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5
Dallas-Fort Worth Ozone Good Ozone Ozone
El Paso Good Good Good Good
Houston Ozone PM2.5 PM2.5 Good
Laredo PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5
Lubbock Good Good Good Good
Midland-Odessa Good Good Good Good
San Antonio PM2.5 PM2.5 Ozone Ozone
Tyler-Longview Good Good Ozone Ozone
Victoria PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5 Good
Waco-Killeen PM2.5 Good Ozone Ozone

 

Discussion

Wednesday 07/30/14
Incoming background levels may be high enough and winds light enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" or possibly higher levels on the north and northwest side of the Houston area and "Moderate" levels on the north and northwest side of the Dallas-Fort Worth area with highest concentrations this afternoon and into the early evening. African dust should spread northward to cover much of South, Central, and North Central Texas and could possibly raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the "Moderate" range along and east of a line from Del Rio to Wichita Falls and along and west of a line from Galveston to Gainesville. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and lower background levels should keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Thursday 07/31/14
African dust should continue ahead of an advancing weak cold front and will likely raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the "Moderate" range along and south of a line from Del Rio to Georgetown to Lufkin. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and lower background levels should keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Friday 08/01/14 Outlook
If there is enough afternoon sunshine, increasing background levels and light winds may be enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" levels in the Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio, Austin, Waco-Killeen, and Tyler-Longview areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening. African dust should continue south of a weak cold front and will likely raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the "Moderate" range along and south of a line from Laredo to Victoria to Houston to Beaumont. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and lower background levels behind the front should keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Saturday 08/02/14 Outlook
Incoming background levels may be high enough and winds light enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" or possibly higher levels on the southwest side of the Dallas-Fort Worth area and "Moderate" levels in the San Antonio, Austin, Waco-Killeen, and Tyler-Longview areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening. African dust may continue in parts of South Texas and could possibly raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the "Moderate" range along and south of a line from Laredo to Corpus Christi. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and lower background levels behind the front should keep air quality in the "Good" range.

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This forecast was last updated at 8:30 am on Wednesday, July 30th 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.