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Today's Texas Air Quality Forecast

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

June 26, 2017

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Forecast based on EPA's Air Quality Index (AQI)
AQI Scale
Forecast Region
(Click name for AIRNOW version)
Mon
06/26/2017
Tue
06/27/2017
Wed
06/28/2017
Thu
06/29/2017
Austin Good Good Good Good
Beaumont-Port Arthur Good Good Good Good
Brownsville-McAllen Good Good Good Good
Corpus Christi Good Good Good PM2.5
Dallas-Fort Worth Ozone Ozone PM2.5 PM2.5
El Paso Ozone Ozone Ozone Good
Houston Good Good Good Good
Laredo Good Good Good Good
Lubbock Good Good Good Good
Midland-Odessa Good Good Good PM2.5
San Antonio Good Good Good Good
Tyler-Longview Good Good PM2.5 PM2.5
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

Monday 06/26/2017
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" in the Dallas-Fort Worth and El Paso areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening.

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

Tuesday 06/27/2017
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 Dallas-Fort Worth area and on the north and northwest side of the El Paso area, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening.

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

Wednesday 06/28/2017 Outlook
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" in the El Paso area, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening.

Slightly elevated fine particulate matter background levels associated with lingering continental haze may also be enough for the daily PM2.5 AQI to reach the lower end of the "Moderate" range in parts of the Dallas-Fort Worth and Tyler-Longview areas as well.

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

Thursday 06/29/2017 Outlook
Slightly elevated fine particulate matter background levels associated with lingering continental haze may be enough for the daily PM2.5 AQI to reach the lower end of the "Moderate" range in parts of the Dallas-Fort Worth and Tyler-Longview areas. Additionally, light amounts of patchy smoke from ongoing fires in the southwestern United States could impact parts of West Texas, including the Midland-Odessa area, where the daily PM2.5 AQI could reach the lower end of the "Moderate" range as well. Finally, patchy African dust may begin approaching the coast in South Texas near the Coastal Bend region first, where the daily PM2.5 AQI could reach the lower end of the "Moderate" range in parts of the Corpus Christi area overall.

Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds, returning cloud cover with precipitation, 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 Monday, June 26th, 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.