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Today's Texas Air Quality Forecast

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

September 19, 2014

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Forecast based on EPA's Air Quality Index (AQI)
AQI Scale
Forecast Region
(Click name for AIRNOW version)
Fri
09/19/14
Sat
09/20/14
Sun
09/21/14
Mon
09/22/14
Austin Good Good Good Ozone
Beaumont-Port Arthur Good Good Good Ozone
Brownsville-McAllen PM2.5 Good Good Good
Corpus Christi PM2.5 Good Good Good
Dallas-Fort Worth Good Good Ozone Ozone
El Paso Good Good Good Good
Houston Good Good Ozone Ozone
Laredo PM2.5 Good Good Good
Lubbock Good Good Good Good
Midland-Odessa Good Good Good Good
San Antonio Good Good Good Ozone
Tyler-Longview Good Good Ozone Ozone
Victoria Good Good Good Good
Waco-Killeen Good Good Good Ozone

 

Discussion

Friday 09/19/14
A weak African dust cloud is lingering over parts of South and Southwest Texas and could possibly increase PM2.5 AQI levels into the lower end of the "Moderate" range in the Brownsville-McAllen, Corpus Christi, and Laredo areas. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds, lower incoming background levels, and/or heavy cloud cover with precipitation should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Saturday 09/20/14
Moderate winds, low incoming background levels, and/or heavy cloud cover should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Sunday 09/21/14 Outlook
If increasing background levels are high enough, winds may be light enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" levels on the west side of the Houston area, on the west and southwest side of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and in the Tyler-Longview 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 09/22/14 Outlook
If there is enough afternoon sunshine, winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" or possibly higher levels in the Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth areas and "Moderate" levels in the San Antonio, Austin, Waco-Killeen, Tyler-Longview, and Beaumont-Port Arthur 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.

Tuesday 09/23/14 Extended Outlook
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone levels to reach "Moderate" or possibly higher in the Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio, Austin, and Beaumont-Port Arthur areas; and "Moderate" in the Waco-Killeen 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.

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This forecast was last updated at 9:15 am on Friday, September 19th 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.