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Today's Texas Air Quality Forecast

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

December 19, 2014

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Forecast based on EPA's Air Quality Index (AQI)
AQI Scale
Forecast Region
(Click name for AIRNOW version)
Fri
12/19/14
Sat
12/20/14
Sun
12/21/14
Mon
12/22/14
Austin Good Good PM2.5 Good
Beaumont-Port Arthur Good Good Good Good
Brownsville-McAllen Good Good Good Good
Corpus Christi Good Good Good Good
Dallas-Fort Worth Good PM2.5 Good Good
El Paso Good Good Good Good
Houston Good Good PM2.5 Good
Laredo Good Good Good Good
Lubbock Good Good Good Good
Midland-Odessa Good Good Good Good
San Antonio Good Good PM2.5 Good
Tyler-Longview Good PM2.5 Good Good
Victoria Good Good Good Good
Waco-Killeen Good Good Good Good

 

Discussion

Friday 12/19/14
Moderate winds, heavy cloud cover with precipitation, and/or low incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range statewide.

Saturday 12/20/14
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for the daily PM2.5 AQI to reach "Moderate" levels in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Tyler-Longview areas, with highest concentrations in the morning and evening. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and low incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Sunday 12/21/14 Outlook
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for the daily PM2.5 AQI to reach "Moderate" levels in the Houston, San Antonio, and Austin areas, with highest concentrations in the morning and evening. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and low incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Monday 12/22/14 Outlook
Strong afternoon winds may generate light amounts of blowing in parts of West Texas and the Panhandle, including the Midland-Odessa and Lubbock areas, but duration and intensity are not expected to be enough to raise the daily PM10 AQI beyond the "Good" range. Moderate to strong winds and low incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range statewide.

Tuesday 12/23/14 Extended Outlook
Moderate to strong 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 8:45 am on Friday, December 19th, 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.