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Today's Texas Air Quality Forecast

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

July 24, 2014

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Forecast based on EPA's Air Quality Index (AQI)
AQI Scale
Forecast Region
(Click name for AIRNOW version)
Thu
07/24/14
Fri
07/25/14
Sat
07/26/14
Sun
07/27/14
Austin Ozone Ozone Good PM2.5
Beaumont-Port Arthur Ozone Ozone Good PM2.5
Brownsville-McAllen PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5
Corpus Christi PM2.5 PM2.5 Good PM2.5
Dallas-Fort Worth Ozone Ozone Good Good
El Paso PM2.5 PM2.5 Good Good
Houston Ozone Ozone Good PM2.5
Laredo PM2.5 PM2.5 Good Good
Lubbock PM2.5 PM2.5 Good Good
Midland-Odessa PM2.5 PM2.5 Good Good
San Antonio Ozone Ozone Good PM2.5
Tyler-Longview Ozone Ozone Good Good
Victoria PM2.5 PM2.5 Good PM2.5
Waco-Killeen Ozone Ozone Good Good

 

Discussion

Thursday 07/24/14
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups" on the west side of the Dallas-Fort Worth area and on the east and southeast side of the Houston area, "Moderate" or possibly higher levels on the west side of the San Antonio and Austin areas, and in the Tyler-Longview, Waco-Killeen, and Beaumont-Port Arthur areas, with highest concentrations this afternoon and into the early evening. Smoke from Canadian fires may continue to raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the low end of the "Moderate" range over most South, Central, and West Texas.

Friday 07/25/14
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups" on the north side of the Dallas-Fort Worth area and on the northeast and north side of the Houston area and "Moderate" levels in the San Antonio, Austin, Tyler-Longview, Waco-Killeen, and Beaumont-Port Arthur areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening. Smoke from Canadian fires may continue to raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the low end of the "Moderate" range over much of the state although levels should be diminishing.

Saturday 07/26/14 Outlook
African dust may begin moving into the Brownsville-McAllen area in the afternoon or evening and could possibly raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the low end of the "Moderate" range. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and decreasing background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Sunday 07/27/14 Outlook
African dust should cover most of South, Southeast, and Central Texas and will likely raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the "Moderate" range. 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 8:30 am on Thursday, July 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.