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Today's Texas Air Quality Forecast

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

June 29, 2015

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Forecast based on EPA's Air Quality Index (AQI)
AQI Scale
Forecast Region
(Click name for AIRNOW version)
Mon
06/29/15
Tue
06/30/15
Wed
07/01/15
Thu
07/02/15
Austin PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5
Beaumont-Port Arthur PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5
Brownsville-McAllen PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5
Corpus Christi PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5
Dallas-Fort Worth Ozone PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5
El Paso Ozone Ozone Ozone Ozone
Houston PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5
Laredo PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5
Lubbock Good Good Good Good
Midland-Odessa Good PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5
San Antonio PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5
Tyler-Longview Good PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5
Victoria PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5
Waco-Killeen Good PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5

 

Discussion

Monday 06/29/15
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" levels on the north and northeast side of the Dallas-Fort Worth area and in the El Paso area, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening. African dust will continue in South Texas and spread northward along the coast and inland and should raise the daily PM2.5 AQI well into the "Moderate" range in the Brownsville-McAllen, Corpus Christi, Laredo, Victoria, Houston, Beaumont-Port Arthur, Austin, and San Antonio areas. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and lower incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Tuesday 06/30/15
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" levels in the El Paso area, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening. African dust should continue across the eastern two-thirds of the state and could raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the "Moderate" range in parts of this area along and east of a line from Del Rio to Midland-Odessa to Childress. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and lower incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Wednesday 07/01/15 Outlook
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" levels in the El Paso area, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening. Decreasing African dust should linger across the eastern two-thirds of the state and could possibly raise the daily PM2.5 into the "Moderate" range in parts of this area along and east of a line from Del Rio to Midland-Odessa to Childress. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and lower incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Thursday 07/02/15 Outlook
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" levels in the El Paso area, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening. Another strong African dust cloud is expected to arrive along the coast and could possibly raise the daily PM2.5 AQI to "Moderate" or possibly higher levels in the Brownsville-McAllen, Corpus Christi, Victoria, Houston, and Beaumont-Port Arthur areas with "Moderate" levels continuing in remaining parts of the eastern two-thirds of the state along and east of a line from Del Rio to Midland-Odessa to Childress. 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 9:00 am on Monday, June 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.