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Today's Texas Air Quality Forecast

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

August 1, 2014

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Forecast based on EPA's Air Quality Index (AQI)
AQI Scale
Forecast Region
(Click name for AIRNOW version)
Fri
08/01/14
Sat
08/02/14
Sun
08/03/14
Mon
08/04/14
Austin Ozone Ozone Ozone Ozone
Beaumont-Port Arthur Good Good Good Ozone
Brownsville-McAllen PM2.5 PM2.5 Good Good
Corpus Christi PM2.5 Good Ozone Ozone
Dallas-Fort Worth Good Ozone Ozone Ozone
El Paso Good Good Good Good
Houston Ozone Ozone Ozone Ozone
Laredo PM2.5 Good Good Good
Lubbock Good Good Good Good
Midland-Odessa Good Good Good Good
San Antonio Ozone Ozone Ozone Ozone
Tyler-Longview Good Good Ozone Ozone
Victoria PM2.5 Good Ozone Ozone
Waco-Killeen Good Good Ozone Ozone

 

Discussion

Friday 08/01/14
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" levels on the east side of the Houston area and on the south and southwest sides of the San Antonio and Austin areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening. African dust should continue ahead of an advancing front and could possibly raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the "Moderate" range along and south of a line from Laredo to Victoria. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and lower background levels should keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Saturday 08/02/14
If there is enough afternoon sunshine, winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" or possibly higher levels on the south and southeast side of the Houston area and "Moderate" levels on the south and southwest sides of the Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin areas and on the west and southwest side of the San Antonio area, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening. African dust may continue in deep South Texas and could possibly raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the "Moderate" range in the Brownsville-McAllen area. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and lower background levels should keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Sunday 08/03/14 Outlook
If there is enough afternoon sunshine, winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" or possibly higher levels on the south and southwest side of the Houston area and "Moderate" levels on the south and southwest sides of the Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin areas, on the southwest side of the San Antonio area, and in the Waco-Killeen, Tyler-Longview, Corpus Christi, and Victoria areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and lower background levels should keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Monday 08/04/14 Outlook
If there is enough afternoon sunshine, winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" or possibly higher levels in the Houston, San Antonio, and Austin areas and "Moderate" levels in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Waco-Killeen, Tyler-Longview, Beaumont-Port Arthur, Corpus Christi, and Victoria areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and lower background levels behind the front should keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Tuesday 08/05/14 Extended Outlook
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" or possibly higher levels in the San Antonio and Austin areas and "Moderate" levels in the Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, Waco-Killeen, Tyler-Longview, and Beaumont-Port Arthur areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and lower background levels behind the front should keep air quality in the "Good" range.

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This forecast was last updated at 8:45 am on Friday, August 1st 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.