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Today's Texas Air Quality Forecast

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

May 6, 2015

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Forecast based on EPA's Air Quality Index (AQI)
AQI Scale
Forecast Region
(Click name for AIRNOW version)
Wed
05/06/15
Thu
05/07/15
Fri
05/08/15
Sat
05/09/15
Austin Good PM2.5 PM2.5 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 PM2.5 PM2.5
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 PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5
Tyler-Longview Good Good Good Good
Victoria Good PM2.5 PM2.5 Good
Waco-Killeen Good Good PM2.5 PM2.5

 

Discussion

Wednesday 05/06/15
Light amounts of smoke from agricultural burning in Mexico and Central America may continue in parts of deep South Texas and along the Rio Grande and could possibly raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the lower end of the "Moderate" range in the Brownsville-McAllen and Laredo areas. Elsewhere in the state, low incoming background levels and moderate to strong winds should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Thursday 05/07/15
Smoke from agricultural burning in Mexico and Central America should continue in South Texas and could spread into parts of Central Texas, possibly raising the daily PM2.5 AQI into the low end of the "Moderate" range in the Brownsville-McAllen, Corpus Christi, Victoria, Laredo, San Antonio, and Austin areas. Elsewhere in the state, low incoming background levels and moderate winds should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Friday 05/08/15 Outlook
Patchy smoke from agricultural burning in Mexico and Central America should spread inland to cover the middle third of the state along and east of a line from Del Rio to Abilene to Wichita Falls and along and west of a line from Port Lavaca to Dallas, and could possibly raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the "Moderate" range in parts of this area. Elsewhere in the state, low incoming background levels and moderate to strong winds should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Saturday 05/09/15 Outlook
Patchy smoke from agricultural burning in Mexico and Central America should continue across the middle third of the state along and east of a line from Del Rio to Abilene to Wichita Falls and along and west of a line from Corpus Christi to Austin to Dallas, and could possibly raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the "Moderate" range in parts of this area. Elsewhere in the state, low 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 8:45 am on Wednesday, May 6th, 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.