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Today's Texas Air Quality Forecast

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

May 29, 2015

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Forecast based on EPA's Air Quality Index (AQI)
AQI Scale
Forecast Region
(Click name for AIRNOW version)
Fri
05/29/15
Sat
05/30/15
Sun
05/31/15
Mon
06/01/15
Austin Good Good Good Ozone
Beaumont-Port Arthur Good Good Good Good
Brownsville-McAllen Good PM2.5 Good Good
Corpus Christi Good Good Good Good
Dallas-Fort Worth Good Good Ozone Ozone
El Paso Ozone Good Good Good
Houston Good Good Good Good
Laredo Good Good Good Good
Lubbock Good Good Good Good
Midland-Odessa Good Good Good Good
San Antonio Good Good Good Ozone
Tyler-Longview Good Good Good Good
Victoria Good Good Good Good
Waco-Killeen Good Good Good Ozone

 

Discussion

Friday 05/29/15
Light amounts of African dust and smoke from agricultural burning in Mexico and Central America lingering in parts of South Texas early this morning should be swept out by a squall line by late morning and the resulting daily PM2.5 AQI will likely be in the "Good" range. 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. Elsewhere in the state, lower incoming background levels and moderate winds should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Saturday 05/30/15
Patchy light amounts of smoke from agricultural burning in Mexico and Central America may return to the Brownsville-McAllen area and could possibly raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the "Moderate" range. Elsewhere in the state, lower incoming background levels, moderate winds, and/or heavy cloud cover with rain should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Sunday 05/31/15 Outlook
Decreasing background levels and moderate winds and/or heavy cloud cover with rain should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range statewide.

Monday 06/01/15 Outlook
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" or possibly higher levels on the south side of the Dallas-Fort Worth area and "Moderate" levels in the Waco-Killeen, Austin, and San Antonio areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening. Elsewhere in the state moderate winds and/or heavy cloud cover with rain should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Tuesday 06/02/15 Extended Outlook
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" or possibly higher levels on the south side of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, on the southwest side of the Austin area, and on the north and northwest side of the San Antonio area and "Moderate" levels in the Waco-Killeen area, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening. Elsewhere in the state moderate winds and/or heavy cloud cover with rain should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

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This forecast was last updated at 8:30 am on Friday, May 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.