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TCEQ Daily Air Quality Forecast Update

Environmental assessment information: the “Texas Daily Air Quality Forecast” from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. This information has recently been updated, and is now available [ http://www.tceq.texas.gov/airquality/monops/forecast_today.html ].

Forecast based on EPA’s Air Quality Index (AQI)
AQI Scale [ http://www.airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=aqibasics.aqi ] *Forecast Region*
*(Click name for AIRNOW version)* *Fri*
*06/01/2018* *Sat*
*06/02/2018* *Sun*
*06/03/2018* *Mon*
*06/04/2018* *Tue*
*06/05/2018* *Amarillo* [ https://www.airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.local_city&mapcenter=0&cityid=910 ] Ozone Ozone Ozone Ozone Ozone *Austin* [ http://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.local_city&cityid=229 ] Good Good Ozone Ozone Ozone *Beaumont-Port Arthur* [ http://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.local_city&cityid=230 ] Good Good Good Ozone Ozone/PM2.5 *Brownsville-McAllen* [ http://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.local_city&cityid=232 ] PM2.5 PM2.5 Good Good Good *Corpus Christi* [ http://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.local_city&cityid=233 ] PM2.5 PM2.5 Good Good Good *Dallas-Fort Worth* [ http://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.local_city&cityid=234 ] Ozone Ozone/PM2.5 Ozone Ozone Ozone *El Paso* [ http://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.local_city&cityid=235 ] Ozone/PM2.5 Ozone Ozone/PM2.5 Good Good *Houston* [ http://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.local_city&cityid=236 ] PM2.5 Ozone Ozone Ozone Ozone *Laredo* [ http://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.local_city&cityid=237 ] PM2.5 PM2.5 PM2.5 Good Good *Lubbock* [ http://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.local_city&cityid=238 ] Ozone/PM2.5 Ozone/PM2.5 Ozone Ozone Ozone *Midland-Odessa* [ http://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.local_city&cityid=239 ] Ozone/PM2.5 Ozone Ozone Ozone Ozone *San Antonio* [ http://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.local_city&cityid=240 ] PM2.5 PM2.5 Ozone Ozone Ozone *Tyler-Longview* [ http://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.local_city&cityid=241 ] Good Good Ozone Ozone Good *Victoria* [ http://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.local_city&cityid=242 ] PM2.5 PM2.5 Good Good Good *Waco-Killeen* [ http://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.local_city&cityid=243 ] Good Good Ozone Ozone Ozone An asterisk (*) indicates that an Ozone Action Day is or will be in effect for the indicated region.

Forecast Discussion

*”Friday 06/01/2018 “*
Winds may be light enough and/or incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach “Moderate” in parts of the Amarillo, Dallas-Fort Worth, El Paso, Lubbock, and Midland-Odessa areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening.

Light amounts of smoke from agricultural burning in Mexico and Central America should continue across portions of South and Central Texas, possibly raising the daily PM2.5 AQI to the “Moderate” range in parts of the Brownsville-McAllen, Corpus Christi, Laredo, San Antonio, and Victoria areas. Additionally, slightly elevated urban fine particulate background levels associated with continental haze which, when combined with the smoke from Mexico and Central America, could be enough to raise the daily PM2.5 AQI to the “Moderate” range in parts of the El Paso, Houston, Lubbock, and Midland-Odessa areas.

Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and/or lower incoming background levels should help keep air quality in the “Good” range in most spots.

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