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Today's Texas Air Quality Forecast

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

February 21, 2018

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Forecast based on EPA's Air Quality Index (AQI)
AQI Scale
Forecast Region
(Click name for AIRNOW version)
Wed
02/21/2018
Thu
02/22/2018
Fri
02/23/2018
Sat
02/24/2018
Austin Good Good Good Good
Beaumont-Port Arthur Good Good Good Good
Brownsville-McAllen PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5
Corpus Christi Good Good Good Good
Dallas-Fort Worth Good Good Good Good
El Paso Good Good PM10 Good
Houston Good Good Good Good
Laredo Good Good Good Good
Lubbock Good Good Good PM10
Midland-Odessa Good Good Good Good
San Antonio Good Good Good Good
Tyler-Longview Good Good Good Good
Victoria Good Good Good Good
Waco-Killeen Good Good Good Good

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

Discussion

Wednesday 02/21/2018
Light amounts of smoke from early season agricultural and industrial burning in Mexico and Central America may continue to filter into deep South Texas, possibly raising the daily PM2.5 AQI to the lower end of the "Moderate" range in parts of the Brownsville-McAllen area.

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

Thursday 02/22/2018
Light amounts of smoke from early season agricultural and industrial burning in Mexico and Central America may continue to filter into deep South Texas, possibly raising the daily PM2.5 AQI to the lower end of the "Moderate" range in parts of the Brownsville-McAllen area.

Elsewhere in the state, moderate 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.

Friday 02/23/2018 Outlook
Strong winds could generate and transport patchy blowing dust into far West Texas, possibly raising the daily PM10 AQI to "Moderate" or possibly higher levels, with highest concentrations in the evening and overnight hours.

Light amounts of smoke from early season agricultural and industrial burning in Mexico and Central America may continue to filter into deep South Texas, possibly raising the daily PM2.5 AQI to the lower end of the "Moderate" range in parts of the Brownsville-McAllen area.

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

Saturday 02/24/2018 Outlook
Strong winds could generate and transport patchy blowing dust into parts of West Texas and the South Plains, possibly raising the daily PM10 AQI to the "Moderate" range in the Lubbock area and the upper end of the "Good" range in the El Paso and Midland-Odessa areas.

Light amounts of smoke from early season agricultural and industrial burning in Mexico and Central America may continue to filter into parts of deep South Texas, possibly raising the daily PM2.5 AQI to the lower end of the "Moderate" range in parts of the Brownsville-McAllen area.

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

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This forecast was last updated at 09:20 AM on Wednesday, February 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.