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Today's Texas Air Quality Forecast

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

April 18, 2014

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Forecast based on EPA's Air Quality Index (AQI)
AQI Scale
Forecast Region
(Click name for AIRNOW version)
Fri
04/18/14
Sat
04/19/14
Sun
04/20/14
Mon
04/21/14
Austin Good Good Good Good
Beaumont-Port Arthur Good Ozone Ozone Good
Brownsville-McAllen Good Good Good Good
Corpus Christi Good Good Good Good
Dallas-Fort Worth Ozone Ozone Good Good
El Paso Good Good Good Ozone
Houston Ozone Ozone Ozone 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 Ozone Good Good
Victoria Good Good Good Good
Waco-Killeen Good Good Good Good

 

Discussion

Friday 04/18/14
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" levels on the south and southwest side of the Houston area and on the southwest side of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and lower incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Saturday 04/19/14
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone levels to reach "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups" on the west and northwest side of the Houston area and "Moderate" on the north and northwest side of the Dallas-Fort Worth area and in the Beaumont-Port Arthur and Tyler-Longview areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and lower incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Sunday 04/20/14 Outlook
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" levels on the north and northwest side of the Houston area and in the Beaumont-Port Arthur area, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and lower incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Monday 04/21/14 Outlook
If incoming background levels are high enough, winds may be light enough for ozone to possibly reach "Moderate" levels in the El Paso area, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds, cloud cover, and/or lower incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Tuesday 04/22/14 Extended Outlook
Moderate winds, cloud cover, and/or low incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range statewide.

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This forecast was last updated at 1:00 pm on Friday, April 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.