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Today's Texas Air Quality Forecast

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

September 20, 2017

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Forecast based on EPA's Air Quality Index (AQI)
AQI Scale
Forecast Region
(Click name for AIRNOW version)
Wed
09/20/2017
Thu
09/21/2017
Fri
09/22/2017
Sat
09/23/2017
Austin Good Good Good Good
Beaumont-Port Arthur Good Good Good Good
Brownsville-McAllen Good Good Good Good
Corpus Christi Good Good Good Good
Dallas-Fort Worth Good Ozone Ozone Ozone/PM2.5
El Paso Good Good Good Good
Houston Good Good Good Good
Laredo Good Good Good Good
Lubbock Good PM2.5/PM10 Good Good
Midland-Odessa PM2.5/PM10 Good Good PM2.5/PM10
San Antonio Good Good Good Good
Tyler-Longview Good Good Good Good
Victoria Good Good Good Good
Waco-Killeen Good Good Good Ozone

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

Discussion

Wednesday 09/20/2017
Light amounts of patchy blowing dust generated yesterday over the White Sands area of New Mexico could move into parts of the Panhandle and Permian Basin, resulting in brief increases in particulate levels during the day and possibly raising the overall daily PM2.5 and/or PM10 to the lower end of the "Moderate" range primarily in isolated parts of the Midland-Odessa area.

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 statewide.

Thursday 09/21/2017
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" in parts of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening.

Light amounts of patchy blowing dust, aided by moderately strong afternoon winds that could generate additional dust, may linger over parts of the Panhandle, resulting in brief increases in particulate levels during the day and possibly raising the overall daily PM2.5 and/or PM10 to the lower end of the "Moderate" range primarily in isolated parts of the Lubbock area.

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

Friday 09/22/2017 Outlook
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" in parts of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, 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.

Saturday 09/23/2017 Outlook
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" in parts of the Dallas-Fort Worth and Waco-Killeen areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening. A slight increase in urban fine particulate background levels along with sufficient local add-on may 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.

Elevated winds could generate and transport light amounts of blowing dust primarily into parts of the Permian Basin, possibly raising the overall daily PM2.5 and/or PM10 AQI to the lower end of the "Moderate" range in isolated parts the Midland-Odessa area.

Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds 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 9:35 am on Wednesday, September 20th, 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.