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Today's Texas Air Quality Forecast

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

April 22, 2014

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Map of Current PM2.5 Levels Texas Air Monitoring Data
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Forecast based on EPA's Air Quality Index (AQI)
AQI Scale
Forecast Region
(Click name for AIRNOW version)
Tue
04/22/14
Wed
04/23/14
Thu
04/24/14
Fri
04/25/14
Austin Good Good Good Good
Beaumont-Port Arthur Good Ozone Good Good
Brownsville-McAllen Good Good PM2.5 PM2.5
Corpus Christi Good Good Good PM2.5
Dallas-Fort Worth Ozone Ozone Good Good
El Paso Good PM10 Good Good
Houston Ozone Ozone Good Good
Laredo Good Good Good PM2.5
Lubbock Good Good Good Good
Midland-Odessa Good Good Good Good
San Antonio Ozone Good Good Good
Tyler-Longview Good Ozone Good Good
Victoria Good Good Good Good
Waco-Killeen Good Good Good Good

 

Discussion

Tuesday 04/22/14
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" or possibly higher levels on the south and southeast side of the Houston area and "Moderate" levels on the south and southwest sides of the Dallas-Fort Worth and San Antonio 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.

Wednesday 04/23/14
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" levels on the north and northwest sides of the Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth areas and in the Beaumont-Port Arthur and Tyler-Longview areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening. Winds may be strong to enough to generate light amounts of blowing dust in parts of West Texas and the Panhandle and could possibly raise the daily PM10 AQI into the "Moderate" range in the El Paso area, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and evening. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and lower incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Thursday 04/24/14 Outlook
Smoke and haze from Mexico and Central America may return to South Texas and could raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the "Moderate" range in parts of the Brownsville-McAllen area. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and lower incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Friday 04/25/14 Outlook
Smoke and haze from Mexico and Central America in South Texas may spread northward along the Rio Grande and Gulf Coast and could raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the "Moderate" range in parts of the Brownsville-McAllen, Corpus Christi, and Laredo areas. 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 8:45 am on Tuesday, April 22nd 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.