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Today's Texas Air Quality Forecast

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

February 22, 2019

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Forecast based on EPA's Air Quality Index (AQI)

AQI Scale
Forecast Region
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Fri
02/22/2019
Sat
02/23/2019
Sun
02/24/2019
Mon
02/25/2019
Tue
02/26/2019
Amarillo Good Good Good Good Good
Austin Good Good Ozone Good Good
Beaumont-Port Arthur Good Good Good Good Good
Brownsville-McAllen Good Good Ozone Good Good
Corpus Christi Good Good Ozone Good Good
Dallas-Fort Worth Good Good Good Good Good
El Paso Good Good Good Good Good
Houston Good Good Ozone Good Good
Laredo Good Good Good Good Good
Lubbock Good PM10 Good Good Good
Midland-Odessa Good PM10 Good Good Good
San Antonio Good Ozone Ozone Good Good
Tyler-Longview Good Good Good Good Good
Victoria Good Good Ozone Good Good
Waco-Killeen Good Good Good Good Good
An asterisk (*) indicates that an Ozone Action Day is or will be in effect for the indicated region.

Forecast Discussion

Friday 02/22/2019
Moderate to strong winds, cool temperatures, heavy cloud cover with precipitation, and/or lower incoming background levels should help keep air quality in the "Good" range in most spots statewide.


Saturday 02/23/2019
Strong afternoon and evening winds associated with an advancing Pacific cold front could generate and transport patchy blowing dust into portions of the South Plains and Permian Basin and could possibly raise the daily PM10 AQI to "Moderate" levels in parts of the Lubbock and Midland-Odessa areas.

An increase in incoming ozone background levels in the wake of the departing Pacific front combined with sufficient afternoon sunshine could be enough to allow the ozone AQI to reach "Moderate" levels in parts of the San Antonio area, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening.

Elsewhere in the state, moderate to strong winds, cold temperatures, lingering cloud cover with precipitation, and/or lower incoming background levels should help keep air quality in the "Good" range in most spots.


Sunday 02/24/2019 Outlook
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" or possibly higher in parts of the Corpus Christi area; "Moderate" in parts of the Houston and San Antonio areas; and the lower end of the "Moderate" range in parts of the Austin, Brownsville-McAllen, and Victoria areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening.

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


Monday 02/25/2019 Outlook
Moderate to strong winds, cool temperatures, increasing cloud cover, and/or lower incoming background levels should help keep air quality in the "Good" range in most spots statewide.


Tuesday 02/26/2019 Extended Outlook
Moderate to strong winds, cool temperatures, lingering cloud cover, and/or lower incoming background levels should help keep air quality in the "Good" range in most spots statewide.


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This forecast was last updated at 9:30 AM on Friday, February 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.