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Today's Texas Air Quality Forecast

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

July 29, 2015

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Forecast based on EPA's Air Quality Index (AQI)
AQI Scale
Forecast Region
(Click name for AIRNOW version)
Wed
07/29/15
Thu
07/30/15
Fri
07/31/15
Sat
08/01/15
Austin PM2.5 Ozone Ozone Ozone
Beaumont-Port Arthur Ozone Ozone Ozone Ozone
Brownsville-McAllen PM2.5 Good PM2.5 PM2.5
Corpus Christi PM2.5 Good PM2.5 PM2.5
Dallas-Fort Worth Ozone Ozone Ozone Ozone
El Paso Good Good Good Good
Houston Ozone Ozone Ozone Ozone
Laredo PM2.5 Good PM2.5 PM2.5
Lubbock Good Good Good Good
Midland-Odessa Good Good Good Good
San Antonio PM2.5 Ozone Ozone Ozone
Tyler-Longview Ozone Ozone Ozone Ozone
Victoria PM2.5 Good PM2.5 PM2.5
Waco-Killeen PM2.5 Good PM2.5 PM2.5

 

Discussion

Wednesday 07/29/15
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone levels to reach "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups" on the north and northeast side of the Houston area and "Moderate" on the north side of the Dallas-Fort Worth area and in the Tyler-Longview and Beaumont-Port Arthur areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening. Lingering light amounts of patchy African dust may continue over the eastern half of the state and could raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the lower end of the "Moderate" range in spots along and east of a line from Del Rio to Abilene to Wichita Falls. Elsewhere in West Texas and the Panhandle, moderate winds and lower incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Thursday 07/30/15
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone levels to reach "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups" on the east, southeast, and south side of the Houston area and on the southwest side of the Dallas-Fort Worth area and "Moderate" on the north and northwest sides of the San Antonio and Austin areas and in the Tyler-Longview and Beaumont-Port Arthur areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening. Continental haze should increase in East and Southeast Texas and could raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the "Moderate" range in the Houston, Beaumont-Port Arthur, and Tyler-Longview areas. Lingering light amounts of patchy African dust may continue over parts of the eastern half of the state, though the daily PM2.5 AQI for most of this area is expected to stay at the upper end of the "Good" range. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and lower incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Friday 07/31/15 Outlook
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone levels to reach "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups" on the east and southeast side of the Houston area; "Moderate" or possibly higher on the west and southwest sides of the Dallas-Fort Worth and San Antonio areas and in the Beaumont-Port Arthur area; and "Moderate" on the south and southwest side of the Austin area and in the Tyler-Longview area, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening. Continental haze should continue in East and Southeast Texas and spread into parts of North Central Texas and could raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the "Moderate" range in the Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, Beaumont-Port Arthur, Tyler-Longview, and Waco-Killeen areas. Another African dust cloud should begin moving into South Texas and could raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the "Moderate" range in the Brownsville-McAllen, Corpus Christi, Victoria, and Laredo areas. Elsewhere in West Texas and the Panhandle, moderate winds and lower incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Saturday 08/01/15 Outlook
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone levels to reach "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups" in the Houston area; "Moderate" or possibly higher in the Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio, Austin, and Beaumont-Port Arthur areas; and "Moderate" in the Tyler-Longview area, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening. Continental haze should spread to cover much of the northeastern third of the state and could raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the "Moderate" range along and northeast of a line from Quanah to Austin to Bay City. African dust should continue in South Texas and could raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the "Moderate" range in the Brownsville-McAllen, Corpus Christi, Victoria, and Laredo areas. Elsewhere in West Texas and the Panhandle, 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 Wednesday, July 29th, 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.