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Today's Texas Air Quality Forecast

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

April 17, 2015

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Forecast based on EPA's Air Quality Index (AQI)
AQI Scale
Forecast Region
(Click name for AIRNOW version)
Fri
04/17/15
Sat
04/18/15
Sun
04/19/15
Mon
04/20/15
Austin Good Good Good Good
Beaumont-Port Arthur Good Good PM2.5 Good
Brownsville-McAllen PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5 Good
Corpus Christi PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5 Good
Dallas-Fort Worth Good Good Good Good
El Paso Good PM10 Good Good
Houston Good Good PM2.5 Good
Laredo PM2.5 PM2.5 Good Good
Lubbock Good Good Good Good
Midland-Odessa Good Good Good Good
San Antonio Good Good Good Good
Tyler-Longview Good Good Good Good
Victoria Good PM2.5 PM2.5 Good
Waco-Killeen Good Good Good Good

 

Discussion

Friday 04/17/15
Smoke from agricultural burning should cover much of South Texas and could raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the "Moderate" range in 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.

Saturday 04/18/15
Smoke from agricultural burning should cover most of South Texas and could raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the "Moderate" range in the Brownsville-McAllen, Corpus Christi, Laredo, and Victoria areas. Winds may be high enough to cause light amounts of blowing dust in parts of far West Texas and dust could possibly raise the daily PM10 AQI into the "Moderate" range in the El Paso area, 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.

Sunday 04/19/15 Outlook
Smoke from agricultural burning should continue along the coast in South Texas and should spread northeastward into Southeast Texas. Smoke could raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the "Moderate" range in much of the affected area, including the Brownsville-McAllen, Corpus Christi, Victoria, Houston, and Beaumont-Port Arthur areas. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and lower incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Monday 04/20/15 Outlook
Moderate winds, cool temperatures, and low incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range statewide.

Tuesday 04/21/15 Extended Outlook
Moderate winds, cool temperatures, and low incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range statewide.

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This forecast was last updated at 8:00 am on Friday, April 17th, 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.