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Today's Texas Air Quality Forecast

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

November 16, 2018

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

AQI Scale
Forecast Region
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Fri
11/16/2018
Sat
11/17/2018
Sun
11/18/2018
Mon
11/19/2018
Tue
11/20/2018
Amarillo Good Good Good Good Good
Austin Good Good Good Good Good
Beaumont-Port Arthur PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5 Good
Brownsville-McAllen Good Good Good Good Good
Corpus Christi Good Good Good Good Good
Dallas-Fort Worth Good Good Good Good Good
El Paso PM2.5/PM10 PM2.5/PM10 Good Good Good
Houston PM2.5 Good Good Good Good
Laredo Good Good Good Good Good
Lubbock Good Good Good Good Good
Midland-Odessa Good Good Good Good Good
San Antonio Good Good Good Good Good
Tyler-Longview Good Good Good Good Good
Victoria Good Good Good 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 11/16/2018
Increased urban particulate levels associated with light winds and limited vertical mixing could be enough for the daily PM2.5 to reach the "Moderate" range in parts of the Beaumont-Port Arthur, El Paso, and Houston areas, with highest concentrations in the morning and evening. The stagnant conditions could also push the daily PM10 AQI to "Moderate" in parts of the El Paso area as well.

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.


Saturday 11/17/2018
Lingering elevated urban particulate levels associated with light winds and limited vertical mixing could be enough for the daily PM2.5 AQI to reach the "Moderate" range in parts of the Beaumont-Port Arthur and El Paso areas, with highest concentrations in the morning and evening. The stagnant conditions could also push the daily PM10 AQI to "Moderate" in parts of the El Paso area as well.

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


Sunday 11/18/2018 Outlook
Lingering elevated urban particulate levels associated with light winds and limited vertical mixing could be enough for the daily PM2.5 AQI to reach the lower end of the "Moderate" range in parts of the Beaumont-Port Arthur area, with highest concentrations in the morning and evening.

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


Monday 11/19/2018 Outlook
Lingering elevated urban particulate levels associated with light winds and limited vertical mixing could be enough for the daily PM2.5 AQI to reach the lower end of the "Moderate" range in parts of the Beaumont-Port Arthur area, with highest concentrations in the morning and evening.

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


Tuesday 11/20/2018 Extended Outlook
Slightly elevated urban particulate levels associated with light winds and limited vertical mixing could briefly raise PM2.5 levels at times in the El Paso area, particularly in the morning and evening, though the duration and intensity is not expected to be enough for the daily PM2.5 AQI to rise beyond the "Good" range on average overall.

Otherwise, moderate winds, cool temperatures, heavy 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 9:05 AM on Friday, November 16th, 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.