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Today's Texas Air Quality Forecast

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

October 24, 2014

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Forecast based on EPA's Air Quality Index (AQI)
AQI Scale
Forecast Region
(Click name for AIRNOW version)
Fri
10/24/14
Sat
10/25/14
Sun
10/26/14
Mon
10/27/14
Austin Ozone Ozone Ozone Good
Beaumont-Port Arthur Ozone Ozone Good Good
Brownsville-McAllen Ozone Ozone Good Good
Corpus Christi Ozone Ozone Good Good
Dallas-Fort Worth Ozone Ozone Ozone Good
El Paso PM2.5 PM2.5 Good Good
Houston Ozone Ozone Ozone Good
Laredo Ozone Ozone Good Good
Lubbock Good Good Good Good
Midland-Odessa Good Good Good Good
San Antonio Ozone Ozone Ozone Good
Tyler-Longview Ozone Ozone Ozone Good
Victoria Ozone Ozone Good Good
Waco-Killeen Ozone Ozone Ozone Good

 

Discussion

Friday 10/24/14
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 on the northwest side of 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
Incoming background levels should be high enough and winds light enough for ozone to reach "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups" on the southeast, east, and northeast side of the Houston area, "Moderate" or possibly higher levels on the north side of the Dallas-Fort Worth area and on the north and northwest side of 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.

Sunday 10/26/14 Outlook
Incoming background levels should be high enough and winds light enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" or possibly higher levels on the northeast and north side of the Houston area and "Moderate" levels on the north side of the Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio, and Austin areas, and in the Waco-Killeen and Tyler-Longview 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 parts of East, Central, and North Central Texas. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and lower background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Monday 10/27/14 Outlook
Moderate winds and decreasing incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range statewide.

Tuesday 10/28/14 Extended Outlook
Moderate winds and low incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range statewide.

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This forecast was last updated at 8:30 am on Friday, October 24th, 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.