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Today's Texas Air Quality Forecast

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

March 26, 2015

Related Current Data Related Information
Air Quality Index (AQI) Report Ozone: The Facts
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)
Thu
03/26/15
Fri
03/27/15
Sat
03/28/15
Sun
03/29/15
Austin Good Good Good Good
Beaumont-Port Arthur Good Good Good Good
Brownsville-McAllen Good Good Good Good
Corpus Christi Good Good Good Good
Dallas-Fort Worth Good Good Good Good
El Paso Good Good Good Good
Houston Good Ozone Good Good
Laredo Good Good 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 Good Good Good
Waco-Killeen Good Good Good Good

 

Discussion

Thursday 03/26/15
Smoke from agricultural burning in Mexico and Central America has arrived in South Texas along the Rio Grande this morning, but a cold front should push the smoke southward out of the area by the afternoon to help keep the daily PM2.5 AQI in the "Good" range. Elsewhere in the state, moderate to strong winds and low incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Friday 03/27/15
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" levels on the east and southeast side of the Houston area, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and low incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Saturday 03/28/15 Outlook
Moderate winds and low incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range statewide.

Sunday 03/29/15 Outlook
Smoke from agricultural burning in Mexico and Central America may begin increasing in South Texas in the afternoon and evening, but probably not enough to raise the daily PM2.5 AQI beyond the "Good" range. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and low incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

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This forecast was last updated at 8:30 am on Thursday, March 26th, 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.