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Today's Texas Air Quality Forecast

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

May 27, 2015

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Forecast based on EPA's Air Quality Index (AQI)
AQI Scale
Forecast Region
(Click name for AIRNOW version)
Wed
05/27/15
Thu
05/28/15
Fri
05/29/15
Sat
05/30/15
Austin PM2.5 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 PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5
Dallas-Fort Worth Good PM2.5 PM2.5 Good
El Paso Ozone Good Good Good
Houston Good Good Good Good
Laredo PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5
Lubbock PM2.5 PM2.5 Good Good
Midland-Odessa PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5 Good
San Antonio PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5
Tyler-Longview Good Good Good Good
Victoria PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5
Waco-Killeen Good PM2.5 PM2.5 Good

 

Discussion

Wednesday 05/27/15
A mix of African dust and smoke from agricultural burning in Mexico and Central America is covering much of South and Central Texas and southeastern portions of West Texas, and could raise the daily PM2.5 AQI to "Moderate" levels over much of this area. Patchy dust and smoke could also affect parts of Southeast and North Central Texas, but scattered showers and thundershowers are likely to keep the daily PM2.5 AQI in the "Good" range over most of this area. Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" levels in the El Paso area, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening. Elsewhere in the state, lower incoming background levels and moderate winds should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Thursday 05/28/15
A diminishing and patchy mix of African dust and smoke from agricultural burning in Mexico and Central America should cover much of the state except for far West Texas and East Texas and could possibly raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the "Moderate" range over portions of the affected area. Scattered mainly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms should help to wash out some of the dust and smoke in parts of the affected area. Elsewhere in the state, lower incoming background levels and moderate winds should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Friday 05/29/15 Outlook
Patchy light amounts of African dust and smoke from agricultural burning in Mexico and Central America may continue over parts of the middle of the state, including South, Central, and North Central Texas and eastern portions of West Texas, and could possibly raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the "Moderate" range over parts of this area. Elsewhere in the state, lower incoming background levels and moderate winds should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Saturday 05/30/15 Outlook
Patchy light amounts of smoke from agricultural burning in Mexico and Central America may continue over parts of South and Central Texas, and could possibly raise the daily PM2.5 AQI into the "Moderate" range over portions of this area. Elsewhere in the state, lower 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 8:00 am on Wednesday, May 27th, 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.