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Today's Texas Air Quality Forecast

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

October 20, 2014

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Forecast based on EPA's Air Quality Index (AQI)
AQI Scale
Forecast Region
(Click name for AIRNOW version)
Mon
10/20/14
Tue
10/21/14
Wed
10/22/14
Thu
10/23/14
Austin PM2.5 Ozone Ozone Ozone
Beaumont-Port Arthur PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5
Brownsville-McAllen Good Good Good Good
Corpus Christi Good Ozone Ozone Ozone
Dallas-Fort Worth Good Ozone Ozone Ozone
El Paso Good Good Good Good
Houston Ozone Ozone Ozone Ozone
Laredo Good Good Good Good
Lubbock Good Good Good Good
Midland-Odessa Good Good Good Good
San Antonio PM2.5 Ozone Ozone Ozone
Tyler-Longview Good Good Good Good
Victoria Good Ozone Ozone Ozone
Waco-Killeen Good Good Good Ozone

 

Discussion

Monday 10/20/14
Incoming background levels should be high enough and winds light enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" levels in parts of the Houston area, with highest concentrations on the southeast, south, and southwest side of the area this afternoon and into the early evening. Incoming background levels of PM2.5 may be high enough to raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the low end of the "Moderate" range in parts of Southeast and Central Texas. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and/or cloud cover should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Tuesday 10/21/14
Incoming background levels should be high enough and winds light enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" levels on the northwest side of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, on the southeast, south, and southwest side of the of the Houston area, and in the San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi, and Victoria areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening. Incoming background levels of PM2.5 may be high enough to raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the low end of the "Moderate" range in parts of Southeast and Central Texas and in the Coastal Bend area. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and/or cloud cover should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Wednesday 10/22/14 Outlook
Incoming background levels should be high enough and winds light enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" levels on the northwest side of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, on the south, southwest, and west side of the of the Houston area, and in the San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi, and Victoria areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening. Incoming background levels of PM2.5 may be high enough to raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the low end of the "Moderate" range in parts of Southeast and Central Texas and in the Coastal Bend area. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and/or cloud cover should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Thursday 10/23/14 Outlook
Incoming background levels should be high enough and winds light enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" levels on the northwest side of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, on the south, southwest, and west side of the of the Houston area, and in the San Antonio, Austin, Waco-Killeen, Corpus Christi, and Victoria areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening. Incoming background levels of PM2.5 may be high enough to raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the low end of the "Moderate" range in parts of Southeast and Central Texas and in the Coastal Bend area. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and/or cloud cover should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

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This forecast was last updated at 1:30 pm on Monday, October 20th 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.