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Today's Texas Air Quality Forecast

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

August 21, 2017

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Forecast based on EPA's Air Quality Index (AQI)
AQI Scale
Forecast Region
(Click name for AIRNOW version)
Mon
08/21/2017
Tue
08/22/2017
Wed
08/23/2017
Thu
08/24/2017
Austin Good Good Good Ozone
Beaumont-Port Arthur Good Good Good Good
Brownsville-McAllen Good Good Good Good
Corpus Christi Good Good Good Good
Dallas-Fort Worth Ozone/PM2.5 Ozone* Ozone Ozone
El Paso Ozone Ozone Ozone Ozone
Houston Ozone Ozone Ozone Ozone
Laredo Good Good Good Good
Lubbock Good Good Good Good
Midland-Odessa Good Good Good Good
San Antonio Good Good Ozone Ozone
Tyler-Longview Good Ozone Good Good
Victoria Good Good Good Good
Waco-Killeen Ozone Ozone Ozone Ozone

An asterisk (*) indicates that an Ozone Action Day is or will be in effect for the indicated region.

Discussion

Monday 08/21/2017
If there is enough afternoon sunshine, winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" or possibly higher on the west and northwest side of the Houston area. Winds may also be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" in parts of the Dallas-Fort Worth, El Paso, and Waco-Killeen areas. In all cases, highest concentrations are expected in the afternoon and early evening.

Slightly increased urban fine particulate background levels combined with sufficient local add-on could also be enough to raise the daily PM2.5 AQI to the lower end of the "Moderate" range in parts of the Dallas-Fort Worth area as well.

Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds, cloud cover, and/or lower incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

Tuesday 08/22/2017
An Ozone Action Day will be in effect on Tuesday for the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups" on the north and northeast side of the Dallas-Fort Worth area; "Moderate" or possibly higher on the north and northwest side of the El Paso area and on the west and northwest side of the Houston area; and "Moderate" in parts of the Tyler-Longview and Waco-Killeen areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening.

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

Wednesday 08/23/2017 Outlook
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" or possibly higher on the west and southwest side of the Houston area and "Moderate" in parts of the Dallas-Fort Worth, El Paso, San Antonio, and Waco-Killeen areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening.

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

Thursday 08/24/2017 Outlook
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" or possibly higher in parts of the Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston areas and "Moderate" in parts of the Austin, El Paso, San Antonio, and Waco-Killeen areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening.

Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds, increased cloud cover, and/or lower incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

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This forecast was last updated at 2:00 pm on Monday, August 21st, 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.