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Today's Texas Air Quality Forecast

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

July 23, 2014

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Forecast based on EPA's Air Quality Index (AQI)
AQI Scale
Forecast Region
(Click name for AIRNOW version)
Wed
07/23/14
Thu
07/24/14
Fri
07/25/14
Sat
07/26/14
Austin Ozone Ozone Good Good
Beaumont-Port Arthur Ozone Ozone Good Good
Brownsville-McAllen PM2.5 PM2.5 Good Good
Corpus Christi PM2.5 PM2.5 Good Good
Dallas-Fort Worth Ozone Ozone Ozone Good
El Paso Good Good Good Good
Houston Ozone Ozone Ozone Good
Laredo PM2.5 PM2.5 Good Good
Lubbock PM2.5 PM2.5 Good Good
Midland-Odessa PM2.5 PM2.5 Good Good
San Antonio Ozone Ozone Good Good
Tyler-Longview Ozone Ozone Ozone Good
Victoria PM2.5 PM2.5 Good Good
Waco-Killeen Ozone Ozone Good Good

 

Discussion

Wednesday 07/23/14
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups" on the west and southwest side of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, "Moderate" or possibly higher levels on the east and northeast side of the Houston area and in the Tyler-Longview and Beaumont-Port Arthur areas, and "Moderate" levels in the San Antonio, Austin, and Waco-Killeen areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening. Smoke from Canadian fires has mixed downward to the surface over most of the state and could raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the low end of the "Moderate" range over most of the state except for the northern panhandle and the El Paso area where moderate winds and lower incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Thursday 07/24/14
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups" on the south and southwest side of the Dallas-Fort Worth area and on the east and northeast side of the Houston area, "Moderate" or possibly higher levels on the north and northwest side of the San Antonio and Austin areas, and in the Tyler-Longview, Waco-Killeen, and Beaumont-Port Arthur areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening. Smoke from Canadian fires may continue to raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the low end of the "Moderate" range over most of the state except for the northern panhandle and the El Paso area where moderate winds and lower incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Friday 07/25/14 Outlook
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" or possibly higher levels on the north side of the Dallas-Fort Worth area and "Moderate" levels on the northeast and north side of the Houston area and in the Tyler-Longview area, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and decreasing incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Saturday 07/26/14 Outlook
Moderate winds and decreasing incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range statewide.

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This forecast was last updated at 8:30 am on Wednesday, July 23rd 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.