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Today's Texas Air Quality Forecast

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

November 17, 2017

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Forecast based on EPA's Air Quality Index (AQI)
AQI Scale
Forecast Region
(Click name for AIRNOW version)
Fri
11/17/2017
Sat
11/18/2017
Sun
11/19/2017
Mon
11/20/2017
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 Good Good Good
El Paso PM10 Good Good Good
Houston Good Good Good Good
Laredo PM2.5 Good Good Good
Lubbock Good Good Good Good
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

Friday 11/17/2017
Strong afternoon winds could generate and transport light amounts of blowing dist into parts of far west Texas, including the El Paso area, where the daily PM10 AQI could possibly reach "Moderate" levels.

Slightly elevated fine particulate matter background levels associated with a continental air mass combined with light winds could be enough for the daily PM2.5 AQI to reach the lower end of the "Moderate" range in parts of the Laredo area.

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

Saturday 11/18/2017
Moderate to strong winds, cooler temperatures, and/or low incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range statewide.

Sunday 11/19/2017 Outlook
Moderate winds, cool temperatures, and/or low incoming background levels should help keep air quality in the "Good" range statewide.

Monday 11/20/2017 Outlook
Moderate winds, cool temperatures, and/or low incoming background levels should help keep air quality in the "Good" range statewide.

Tuesday 11/21/2017 Extended Outlook
Moderate to strong winds, cool temperatures, and/or low incoming background levels should help keep air quality in the "Good" range statewide.

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This forecast was last updated at 9:15 am on Friday, November 17th, 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.