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Today's Texas Air Quality Forecast

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

August 3, 2015

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Forecast based on EPA's Air Quality Index (AQI)
AQI Scale
Forecast Region
(Click name for AIRNOW version)
Mon
08/03/15
Tue
08/04/15
Wed
08/05/15
Thu
08/06/15
Austin Ozone PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5
Beaumont-Port Arthur Ozone Ozone PM2.5 PM2.5
Brownsville-McAllen PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5
Corpus Christi PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5
Dallas-Fort Worth Ozone Ozone Ozone PM2.5
El Paso Ozone Ozone Ozone Ozone
Houston Ozone Ozone Ozone PM2.5
Laredo PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5
Lubbock Good Good Good Good
Midland-Odessa Good Good Good Good
San Antonio Ozone PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5
Tyler-Longview Ozone Ozone Good PM2.5
Victoria Good Good PM2.5 PM2.5
Waco-Killeen Ozone Good Good PM2.5

 

Discussion

Monday 08/03/15
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone levels to reach "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups" or possibly higher on the north and northwest side of the Houston area; "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups" on the north and northwest side of the Dallas-Fort Worth area; "Moderate" or possibly higher on the north and northwest sides of the San Antonio and Austin areas and in the Tyler-Longview and Beaumont-Port Arthur areas; and "Moderate" in the Waco-Killeen and El Paso areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening. African dust should cover most of South Texas and could raise the daily PM2.5 AQI to "Moderate" levels in the Brownsville-McAllen, Laredo, and Corpus Christi areas. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and lower incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Tuesday 08/04/15
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" or possibly higher levels on the north and northeast side of the Houston area and in the El Paso area and "Moderate" levels on the north side of the Dallas-Fort Worth area and in the Tyler-Longview and Beaumont-Port Arthur areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening. African dust should continue in South Texas and spread into parts of South Central Texas and could raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the "Moderate" range in the Brownsville-McAllen, Laredo, Corpus Christi, San Antonio, and Austin areas. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and lower incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Wednesday 08/05/15 Outlook
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" or possibly higher levels on the north and northeast side of the Houston area and in the El Paso area and "Moderate" levels on the north side of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening. African dust should spread to cover the southeastern third of the state and could raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the "Moderate" range along and southeast of a line from Eagle Pass to Temple to Jasper. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and lower incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Thursday 08/06/15 Outlook
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" or possibly higher levels in the El Paso area, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening. Patchy African dust should cover the eastern half of the state and could raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the "Moderate" range in parts of the area along and east of a line from Del Rio to Abilene to Wichita Falls. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and lower incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

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This forecast was last updated at 1:30 pm on Sunday, August 2nd, 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.