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Four Highest 24-Hour PM-2.5 Concentrations in 2018
as of November 18, 2018

Use this form to retrieve the four highest 24-hour PM-2.5 (Local Conditions) Acceptable concentration averages from data collected at TCEQ monitoring sites beginning January 1, 1998 through today. Although this is our most current data, it is not considered official until it has been certified by our technical staff. This information is updated hourly. All times shown are in Local Standard Time.

The table below lists the four highest daily maximum 24-hour PM-2.5 (Local Conditions) Acceptable concentrations measured in 2018 in each community where the TCEQ measures PM-2.5. Concentrations that are rated Moderate or higher are color-highlighted based on the EPA-defined Air Quality Index colors. (See Interpreting the AQI.). All PM-2.5 measurements are in micrograms per cubic meter (local conditions). Sample times correspond to the beginning of the 24-hour average.

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YearReport Format
Highlight with AQI colors
AreaMonitoring SitePOCHighestSecond HighestThird HighestFourth Highest
Amarillo Texas A&M C3203 N03/18/201835.305/10/201813.604/17/201813.605/13/201813.5
Lubbock 12th Street C10283 N06/24/201849.106/25/201834.506/14/201834.106/15/201827.6
Dallas-Fort Worth
Midlothian OFW C52/A1373 N07/17/201843.307/16/201842.307/01/201838.606/30/201833.4
Denton Airport South C56/A163/X1573 N07/17/201839.707/16/201835.106/30/201830.307/01/201827.3
Arlington Municipal Airport C613 N06/30/201832.707/01/201829.807/02/201820.908/14/201820.8
Kaufman C71/A304/X0713 N07/01/201831.506/30/201827.307/02/201822.708/13/201821.6
Haws Athletic Center C3103 N07/17/201843.207/16/201838.906/11/201833.106/10/201828.7
Corsicana Airport C10513 N07/01/201841.906/30/201838.507/16/201834.907/17/201834.6
Karnack C85/AFHP3033 N07/01/201838.307/17/201834.407/16/201830.906/30/201830.6
Texarkana New Boston C10313 N07/01/201836.907/02/201834.603/13/201829.708/14/201826.9
El Paso-Juarez
El Paso UTEP C12/A125/X151/G1253 N04/20/201821.605/02/201820.604/13/201819.206/03/201818.8
Ascarate Park SE C37/A332/A172/X1593 N04/13/201848.507/28/201844.805/02/201832.111/16/201827.7
Socorro Hueco C49/F3123 N04/13/201825.404/12/201825.305/02/201824.306/03/201819.6
Odessa Gonzales C1014 3 N04/13/201831.204/20/201825.306/01/201821.605/11/201821.1
Waco Mazanec C10373 N07/01/201834.506/30/201828.207/02/201824.207/16/201821.1
Austin Northwest C3/A3223 N07/16/201834.806/30/201834.007/01/201833.807/15/201827.8
Zavala C3263 N06/30/201832.907/01/201832.508/13/201825.908/14/201824.5
Fayette County C6013 N06/30/201833.407/16/201832.107/01/201832.108/12/201829.4
Houston Aldine C8/AF108/X150 3 N06/30/201832.107/16/201830.907/01/201830.908/13/201829.3
Hou.DeerPrk2 C35/235/1001/AFH139FP2393 N07/01/201832.106/30/201831.408/12/201829.907/16/201829.9
Seabrook Friendship Park C453 N06/30/201832.007/01/201830.808/12/201828.807/16/201824.6
Conroe Relocated C78/A3213 N06/30/201834.207/01/201833.007/16/201831.408/13/201830.3
Clinton C403/C304/AH113 3 N07/16/201834.308/12/201832.808/13/201832.006/30/201831.8
Park Place C4163 N06/10/201825.003/14/201818.802/05/201817.503/18/201816.6
UH West Liberty C6993 N08/12/201833.007/15/201832.507/16/201831.408/13/201831.3
Galveston 99th St. C1034/A320/X1833 N08/12/201825.307/16/201822.807/01/201821.007/15/201818.9
San Antonio
San Antonio Northwest C233 N07/16/201832.607/01/201832.007/15/201829.906/30/201829.8
Calaveras Lake C593 N07/01/201832.107/16/201831.406/30/201830.307/15/201829.8
Heritage Middle School C6223 N07/01/201840.706/30/201839.607/16/201839.307/15/201838.2
Palo Alto C6763 N07/16/201831.507/01/201830.506/30/201829.607/15/201829.3
Old Highway 90 C677/A3193 N07/16/201834.907/01/201832.707/15/201832.106/30/201831.5
Corpus Christi-Victoria
National Seashore C3143 N03/11/201813.302/05/201813.202/13/201813.003/02/201812.1
Dona Park C635/AF199/F2993 N06/30/201834.807/15/201834.607/01/201832.507/16/201829.5
Lower Rio Grande Valley
Mission C43/AP1433 N01/21/201811.301/11/201810.401/22/20189.301/10/20187.6
Isla Blanca Park C323/C6673 N08/12/201833.506/30/201831.907/15/201831.206/29/201830.7
World Trade Bridge C3133 N03/05/201813.002/28/201813.003/14/201812.003/11/201812.0
Eagle Pass C319/C6553 N03/26/201812.501/21/201812.202/18/201811.702/06/201811.4
POC (Parameter Occurrence Code): a code used to correctly separate data from multiple instruments at one site.
 N - Data from this instrument does not meet EPA quality assurance criteria and cannot be used for regulatory purposes.

Interpreting the AQI

Air Quality Index

Each NAAQS pollutant has a separate AQI scale, with an AQI rating of 100 corresponding to the concentration of the Federal Standard for that pollutant. Additional information about the AQI and how it can be used is available from the EPA's AirNow web site.

Place your mouse pointer over the scale displayed above to view information about the Air Quality Index, and each of the rating levels.

The actual index calculation is different for each parameter measured and is specified by the EPA. The following table shows the various breakpoints used in calculating the AQI.

AQI Breakpoint Definitions
AQI Range 24hr PM-2.5
in µg/m³ LC
0 - 50 0 - 12.0
51 - 100 12.1 - 35.4
101 - 150 35.5 - 55.4
151 - 200 55.5 - 150.4
201 - 300 150.5 - 250.4
301 - 400 250.5 - 350.4
401 - 500 350.5 - 500.4
500+ Not Defined
  • The AQI for PM-2.5 is based on a 24-hour average sampled from midnight to midnight.

PLEASE NOTE:  This data has not been verified by the TCEQ and may change. This is the most current data, but it is not official until it has been certified by our technical staff. Data is collected from TCEQ ambient monitoring sites and may include data collected by other outside agencies. This data is updated hourly. All times shown are in local standard time unless otherwise indicated.

Following EPA reporting guidelines, negative values may be displayed in our hourly criteria air quality data, down to the negative of the EPA listed Method Detection Limit (MDL) for the particular instrument that made the measurements. The reported concentrations can be negative due to zero drift in the electronic instrument output, data logger channel, or calibration adjustments to the data. Prior to 1/1/2013, slightly negative values were automatically set to zero.