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Today's Texas Air Quality Forecast

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

July 22, 2016

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Forecast based on EPA's Air Quality Index (AQI)
AQI Scale
Forecast Region
(Click name for AIRNOW version)
Fri
07/22/2016
Sat
07/23/2016
Sun
07/24/2016
Mon
07/25/2016
Austin Ozone Good Good Good
Beaumont-Port Arthur Ozone Good Good Good
Brownsville-McAllen Good Good Good Good
Corpus Christi Good Good Good Good
Dallas-Fort Worth Ozone Ozone Good Good
El Paso Ozone Ozone Ozone Good
Houston Ozone Ozone Good Good
Laredo Good Good Good Good
Lubbock Good Good Good Good
Midland-Odessa Good Good Good Good
San Antonio Ozone Good Good Good
Tyler-Longview Ozone Good Good Good
Victoria Good Good Good Good
Waco-Killeen Ozone Good Good Good

 

Discussion

Friday 07/22/2016
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups" or, if there is enough afternoon sunshine, possibly higher near downtown and in north and northwest sections of the Houston area; "Moderate" or, if wind speeds are light enough, possibly higher on the north side of the Dallas-Fort Worth area; and "Moderate" in the Austin, Beaumont-Port Arthur, El Paso, San Antonio, Tyler-Longview, and Waco-Killeen areas. In all areas, highest ozone concentrations will occur in the afternoon and early evening.

Elevated background levels associated with continental haze have raised fine particulate levels in parts of the southeastern half of the state as well as in the El Paso area this morning, but levels are expected to drop rapidly as daytime heating mixes the lower atmosphere. Overall, the daily PM2.5 AQI is expected to remain in the "Good" range in these areas.

Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and/or lower incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Saturday 07/23/2016
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" in the Dallas-Fort Worth, El Paso, and Houston areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening.

Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and/or lower incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Sunday 07/24/2016 Outlook
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" in the El Paso area, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening.

Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and/or lower incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Monday 07/25/2016 Outlook
Moderate winds, heavy cloud cover, and/or low incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range statewide.

Tuesday 07/26/2016 Extended Outlook
A cloud of African dust is expected to begin to spread into parts of deep South Texas, with the daily PM2.5 AQI forecast to reach the "Moderate" range in the Brownsville-McAllen, Corpus Christi, and Laredo areas.

Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds, heavy cloud cover, and/or low incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

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This forecast was last updated at 9:20 am on Friday, July 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.