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Today's Texas Air Quality Forecast

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

June 30, 2016

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Forecast based on EPA's Air Quality Index (AQI)
AQI Scale
Forecast Region
(Click name for AIRNOW version)
Thu
06/30/2016
Fri
07/01/2016
Sat
07/02/2016
Sun
07/03/2016
Austin Ozone Ozone PM2.5 Good
Beaumont-Port Arthur Ozone Ozone Ozone Good
Brownsville-McAllen Good Good PM2.5 PM2.5
Corpus Christi Good Good PM2.5 PM2.5
Dallas-Fort Worth Ozone Ozone Ozone Good
El Paso Ozone Good Good Ozone
Houston Ozone Ozone Ozone Good
Laredo Good Good PM2.5 PM2.5
Lubbock Good Good Good Good
Midland-Odessa Good Good Good Good
San Antonio Ozone Ozone PM2.5 Good
Tyler-Longview Ozone Ozone Good Good
Victoria Ozone Good Good Good
Waco-Killeen Ozone Ozone PM2.5 Good

 

Discussion

Thursday 06/30/2016
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups" or, if there is enough afternoon sunshine, possibly higher in northern and northwestern sections of the Dallas-Fort Worth area; "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups" in southwestern sections of the Beaumont-Port Arthur and Houston areas; "Moderate" or possibly higher in the San Antonio area; and "Moderate" in the Austin, El Paso, Tyler-Longview, Victoria, and Waco-Killeen areas. In all cases, highest concentrations are expected in the afternoon and early evening.

Slightly elevated background levels associated with continental haze combined with sufficient local add-on could be enough for the daily PM2.5 AQI to reach the lower end of the "Moderate" range in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston areas.

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

Friday 07/01/2016
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups" in northern sections of the Dallas-Fort Worth area and near downtown and in northwestern sections of the Beaumont-Port Arthur and Houston areas; "Moderate" or possibly higher in the Tyler-Longview and Waco-Killeen areas; and "Moderate" in the Austin and San Antonio areas. In all cases, highest concentrations are expected in the afternoon and early evening.

Slightly elevated background levels associated with continental haze combined with sufficient local add-on could be enough for the daily PM2.5 AQI to reach the lower end of the "Moderate" range in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston areas.

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

Saturday 07/02/2016 Outlook
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" in the Beaumont-Port Arthur, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Houston areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening.

Slightly elevated background levels associated with continental haze, additional local add-on, and light amounts of African dust may combine to raise the daily PM2.5 AQI to the "Moderate" range in the Austin, Brownsville-McAllen, Corpus Christi, Dallas-Fort Worth, Laredo, San Antonio, and Waco-Killeen areas.

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

Sunday 07/03/2016 Outlook
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" in the El Paso area, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening.

Light amounts of African dust may combine with incoming regional haze to raise the daily PM2.5 AQI to the low end of the "Moderate" range in the Brownsville-McAllen, Corpus Christi, and Laredo areas.

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

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This forecast was last updated at 1:40 pm on Thursday, June 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.