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Today's Texas Air Quality Forecast

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

October 22, 2014

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Forecast based on EPA's Air Quality Index (AQI)
AQI Scale
Forecast Region
(Click name for AIRNOW version)
Wed
10/22/14
Thu
10/23/14
Fri
10/24/14
Sat
10/25/14
Austin Ozone Ozone Ozone Ozone
Beaumont-Port Arthur PM2.5 PM2.5 Ozone Ozone
Brownsville-McAllen Good Good Ozone Ozone
Corpus Christi Ozone Ozone Ozone Ozone
Dallas-Fort Worth Ozone Ozone Ozone Ozone
El Paso Good PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5
Houston Ozone Ozone Ozone Ozone
Laredo Good Good Ozone Ozone
Lubbock Good Good Good Good
Midland-Odessa Good Good Good Good
San Antonio Ozone Ozone Ozone Ozone
Tyler-Longview PM2.5 PM2.5 Ozone Ozone
Victoria Ozone Ozone Ozone Ozone
Waco-Killeen Ozone Ozone Ozone Ozone

 

Discussion

Wednesday 10/22/14
Incoming background levels should be high enough and winds light enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" levels on the northwest side of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, on the southeast, south, and southwest side of the of the Houston area, and in the San Antonio, Austin, Waco-Killeen, Corpus Christi, and Victoria areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening. Incoming background levels of PM2.5 may also be high enough to raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the low end of the "Moderate" range over much of East, North Central, and Central Texas and in the Coastal Bend area. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and/or cloud cover should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Thursday 10/23/14
Incoming background levels should be high enough and winds light enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" levels on the north and northwest side of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, on the southeast, south, and southwest side of the of the Houston area, and in the San Antonio, Austin, Waco-Killeen, Corpus Christi, and Victoria areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening. Incoming background levels of PM2.5 may also be high enough to raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the low end of the "Moderate" range over much of East, North Central, and Central Texas and in the Coastal Bend area. Winds may be light enough for the daily PM2.5 AQI to reach "Moderate" levels in the El Paso area with highest concentrations in the morning and evening. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and lower background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Friday 10/24/14 Outlook
Incoming background levels should be high enough and winds light enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" or possibly higher levels on the north side of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, on the south and southwest side of the of the Houston area, and in the San Antonio and Austin areas, and "Moderate" levels over much of the remainder of the eastern half of the state, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening. Incoming background levels of PM2.5 may also be high enough to raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the low end of the "Moderate" range over much of the eastern half of the state. Winds may be light enough for the daily PM2.5 AQI to reach "Moderate" levels in the El Paso area with highest concentrations in the morning and evening. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and lower background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Saturday 10/25/14 Outlook
Incoming background levels should be high enough and winds light enough for ozone to reach "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups" on the southeast, south, and southwest side of the Houston area, "Moderate" or possibly higher levels on the north side of the Dallas-Fort Worth area and in the San Antonio and Austin areas, and "Moderate" levels over much of the remainder of the eastern half of the state, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening. Incoming background levels of PM2.5 may also be high enough to raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the low end of the "Moderate" range over much of the eastern half of the state. Winds may be light enough for the daily PM2.5 AQI to reach "Moderate" levels in the El Paso area with highest concentrations in the morning and evening. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and lower background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

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This forecast was last updated at 8:00 am on Wednesday, October 22nd, 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.