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Today's Texas Air Quality Forecast

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

December 8, 2022

Forecast is for Ozone, PM2.5, & PM10, and is based on EPA's Air Quality Index (AQI)

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Forecast Region
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AmarilloExit the TCEQ Good Good Good Good
AustinExit the TCEQ PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5
Beaumont-Port ArthurExit the TCEQ Good PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5
Big BendExit the TCEQ Good Good Good Good
Brownsville-McAllenExit the TCEQ Good PM2.5 Good Good
Bryan-College StationExit the TCEQ Good PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5
Corpus ChristiExit the TCEQ Good PM2.5 Good Good
Dallas-Fort WorthExit the TCEQ PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5
El PasoExit the TCEQ PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5
HoustonExit the TCEQ Good PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5
LaredoExit the TCEQ PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5
LubbockExit the TCEQ Good Good Good Good
Midland-OdessaExit the TCEQ Good Good Good Good
San AntonioExit the TCEQ PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5
Tyler-LongviewExit the TCEQ PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5
VictoriaExit the TCEQ Good PM2.5 Good Good
Waco-KilleenExit the TCEQ PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5
An asterisk (*) indicates that an Ozone Action Day is or will be in effect for the indicated region.
A caret (^) indicates that levels of PM may exceed the applicable short-term NAAQS. For more information see the following TCEQ websites:Air Pollution from Particulate Matter and Voluntary Tips for Citizens and Business to Reduce Emissions.

Forecast Discussion

As the previously stalled frontal boundary slowly retreats north along and just north of the I-35 corridor as a weak warm front, slightly increased fine particulate levels from elevated relative humidity with low-level cloud cover, patchy fog, in addition to some light background urban fine particulate carryover from the previous days may raise PM2.5 levels into the lower end of the "Moderate" range in the Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Laredo, San Antonio, Tyler-Longview, and Waco-Killeen areas and the upper end of the "Good" range in the Beaumont-Port Arthur, Brownsville-McAllen, Bryan-College Station, Corpus Christi, Houston, and Victoria areas.

Fine urban particulate levels owing to limited dispersion from light winds and pockets of morning fog could increase the daily PM2.5 AQI to the lower end of the "Moderate" range in parts of the El Paso area.

Otherwise and elsewhere in the state, moderate winds, mild temperatures, and/or lower incoming background levels should help keep air quality in the "Good" range in most spots.

Slightly elevated fine particulate levels associated with increased relative humidity, light winds, areas of patchy fog, and light carry over of particulate matter from the previous day may raise the daily PM2.5 AQI to the lower end of the "Moderate" range in parts of the Austin, Beaumont-Port Arthur, Brownsville-McAllen, Bryan-College Station, Corpus Christi, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Laredo, San Antonio, Tyler-Longview, Victoria and Waco-Killeen areas.

Fine urban particulate levels owing to limited dispersion from light winds could increase the daily PM2.5 AQI to the lower end of the "Moderate" range in parts of the El Paso area.

Otherwise and elsewhere in the state, moderate winds, mild temperatures, and/or lower incoming background levels should help keep air quality in the "Good" range in most spots.

As a second weak frontal boundary slowly advances southeastward, depending on scattered showers, slightly increased fine particulate levels from elevated relative humidity with low-level cloud cover, patchy fog, in addition to some light background urban fine particulate carryover from the previous days may raise PM2.5 levels into the lower end of the "Moderate" range for the Austin, Beaumont-Port Arthur, Bryan-College Station, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Laredo, San Antonio, Tyler-Longview, and Waco-Killeen areas and the upper end of the "Good" range in the Brownsville-McAllen, Corpus Christi, and Victoria areas.

Fine urban particulate levels owing to limited dispersion from light winds could increase the daily PM2.5 AQI to the lower end of the "Moderate" range in parts of the El Paso area.

Otherwise and elsewhere in the state, moderate winds, mild temperatures, and/or lower incoming background levels should help keep air quality in the "Good" range in most spots.

As the second weak frontal boundary diffuses along the coast of Southeast Texas, persistent slightly increased fine particulate levels from elevated relative humidity with low-level cloud cover, patchy fog, in addition to some light background urban fine particulate carryover from the previous days may raise PM2.5 levels into the lower end of the "Moderate" range for the Austin, Beaumont-Port Arthur, Bryan-College Station, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Laredo, San Antonio, Tyler-Longview, and Waco-Killeen areas and the upper end of the "Good" range in the Brownsville-McAllen, Corpus Christi, and Victoria areas.

Fine urban particulate levels owing to limited dispersion from light winds could increase the daily PM2.5 AQI to the lower end of the "Moderate" range in parts of the El Paso area.

Otherwise and elsewhere in the state, moderate winds, mild temperatures, and/or lower incoming background levels should help keep air quality in the "Good" range in most spots.

This forecast was last updated at 12:00 PM on Thursday, December 8th, 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 below to monitor the latest actual conditions.

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