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Today's Texas Air Quality Forecast

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

October 21, 2014

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Forecast based on EPA's Air Quality Index (AQI)
AQI Scale
Forecast Region
(Click name for AIRNOW version)
Tue
10/21/14
Wed
10/22/14
Thu
10/23/14
Fri
10/24/14
Austin Ozone Ozone Ozone Ozone
Beaumont-Port Arthur PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5
Brownsville-McAllen Good Good Good Good
Corpus Christi Ozone Ozone Ozone Ozone
Dallas-Fort Worth Ozone Ozone Ozone Ozone
El Paso Good Good PM2.5 PM2.5
Houston Ozone Ozone Ozone Ozone
Laredo Good Good Good Good
Lubbock Good Good Good Good
Midland-Odessa Good Good Good Good
San Antonio Ozone Ozone Ozone Ozone
Tyler-Longview PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5
Victoria Ozone Ozone Ozone Ozone
Waco-Killeen Ozone Ozone Ozone Ozone

 

Discussion

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, Waco-Killeen, Corpus Christi, and Victoria areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening. Incoming background levels of PM2.5 may also be high enough to raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the low end of the "Moderate" range over much of East, North Central, 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
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, Waco-Killeen, Corpus Christi, and Victoria areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening. Incoming background levels of PM2.5 may also be high enough to raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the low end of the "Moderate" range over much of East, North Central, 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 north and 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, Waco-Killeen, Corpus Christi, and Victoria areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening. Incoming background levels of PM2.5 may also be high enough to raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the low end of the "Moderate" range over much of East, North Central, and Central Texas and in the Coastal Bend area. Winds may be light enough for the PM2.5 daily average to reach "Moderate" levels in the El Paso area with highest concentrations in the morning and evening. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and/or cloud cover should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Friday 10/24/14 Outlook
Incoming background levels should be high enough and winds light enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" levels on the north side of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, on the south and southwest 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 also be high enough to raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the low end of the "Moderate" range over much of East, North Central, and Central Texas and in the Coastal Bend area. Winds may be light enough for the PM2.5 daily average to reach "Moderate" levels in the El Paso area with highest concentrations in the morning and evening. 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 7:30 am on Tuesday, October 21st, 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.