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Today's Texas Air Quality Forecast

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

May 22, 2015

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Forecast based on EPA's Air Quality Index (AQI)
AQI Scale
Forecast Region
(Click name for AIRNOW version)
Fri
05/22/15
Sat
05/23/15
Sun
05/24/15
Mon
05/25/15
Austin Good Good Good PM2.5
Beaumont-Port Arthur Good Good Good Good
Brownsville-McAllen PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5
Corpus Christi Good PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5
Dallas-Fort Worth Good Good Good Good
El Paso Good Good Good Good
Houston Good Good Good Good
Laredo PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5
Lubbock Good Good Good Good
Midland-Odessa Good Good Good Good
San Antonio Good Good Good PM2.5
Tyler-Longview Good Good Good Good
Victoria Good Good Good PM2.5
Waco-Killeen Good Good Good Good

 

Discussion

Friday 05/22/15
Patchy light amounts of smoke from agricultural burning in Mexico and Central America should affect parts of South Texas, mainly along the Rio Grande, and could possibly raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the "Moderate" range in the Brownsville-McAllen and Laredo areas. Elsewhere in the state, lower incoming background levels and moderate winds should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Saturday 05/23/15
Patchy light amounts of smoke from agricultural burning in Mexico and Central America should affect parts of South Texas, and could possibly raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the "Moderate" range in the Brownsville-McAllen, Corpus Christi, and Laredo areas. Patchy smoke could also spread northward into Central Texas and southeastern portions of West Texas, but scattered showers and thunderstorms should wash out much of the smoke and likely keep the PM2.5 AQI in the "Good" range in this area. Elsewhere in the state, lower incoming background levels and moderate winds should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Sunday 05/24/15 Outlook
Light amounts of smoke from agricultural burning in Mexico and Central America should cover most of South Texas and could possibly raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the "Moderate" range over portions of this area. Patchy smoke should also affect parts of Central Texas and southeastern portions of West Texas, but scattered showers and thunderstorms should wash out much of the smoke and likely keep the PM2.5 AQI in the "Good" range. Elsewhere in the state, lower incoming background levels and moderate winds should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Monday 05/25/15 Outlook
Light amounts of smoke from agricultural burning in Mexico and Central America should cover most of South and Central Texas, as well as southeastern portions of West Texas and could possibly raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the "Moderate" range over parts of this area. Patchy smoke could also spread northward into North Central Texas and northeastern portions of West Texas, but concentrations may not be high enough to raise the daily PM2.5 AQI beyond the "Good" range. Elsewhere in the state, lower incoming background levels and moderate winds should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Tuesday 05/26/15 Extended Outlook
Light amounts of smoke from agricultural burning in Mexico and Central America should cover most of South and Central Texas, as well as southeastern portions of West Texas and could possibly raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the "Moderate" range over parts of this area. Patchy smoke could also affect parts of North Central Texas and northeastern portions of West Texas, but scattered showers and thunderstorms should wash out much of the smoke and likely keep the PM2.5 AQI in the "Good" range in this area. Elsewhere in the state, lower incoming background levels and moderate winds should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

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This forecast was last updated at 8:00 am on Friday, May 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.