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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 is for Ozone, PM2.5, & PM10, and is based on EPA’s Air Quality Index (AQI)
AQI Scale [ https://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=aqibasics.aqi ] *Forecast Region*
*(Click name for AIRNOW version)* *Tue*
*08/13/2019* *Wed*
*08/14/2019* *Thu*
*08/15/2019* *Fri*
*08/16/2019* *Amarillo* [ https://www.airnow.gov/?reportingArea=Amarillo&stateCode=TX ] Good Ozone Ozone Ozone *Austin* [ https://airnow.gov/?reportingArea=Austin&stateCode=TX ] Good Good Good Good *Beaumont-Port Arthur* [ https://www.airnow.gov/?reportingArea=Beaumont-Port%20Arthur&stateCode=TX ] Good Good Ozone Ozone *Brownsville-McAllen* [ https://www.airnow.gov/?reportingArea=Brownsville-McAllen&stateCode=TX ] Good Good Good Good *Corpus Christi* [ https://www.airnow.gov/?reportingArea=Corpus%20Christi&stateCode=TX ] Good Good Good Good *Dallas-Fort Worth* [ https://www.airnow.gov/?reportingArea=Dallas-Fort%20Worth&stateCode=TX ] Ozone* Ozone Ozone Ozone *El Paso* [ https://www.airnow.gov/?reportingArea=El%20Paso&stateCode=TX ] Ozone Ozone Ozone Ozone *Houston* [ https://www.airnow.gov/?reportingArea=Houston-Galveston-Brazoria&stateCode=TX ] Ozone Good Good Ozone *Laredo* [ https://www.airnow.gov/?reportingArea=Laredo&stateCode=TX ] Good Good Good Good *Lubbock* [ https://www.airnow.gov/?reportingArea=Lubbock&stateCode=TX ] Ozone Ozone Ozone Ozone *Midland-Odessa* [ https://www.airnow.gov/?reportingArea=Midland-Odessa&stateCode=TX ] Ozone Ozone Ozone Ozone *San Antonio* [ https://www.airnow.gov/?reportingArea=San%20Antonio&stateCode=TX ] Good Good Good Good *Tyler-Longview* [ https://www.airnow.gov/?reportingArea=Tyler-Longview-Marshall&stateCode=TX ] Good Good Ozone Ozone *Victoria* [ https://www.airnow.gov/?reportingArea=Victoria&stateCode=TX ] Good Good Good Good *Waco-Killeen* [ https://www.airnow.gov/?reportingArea=Waco-Killeen&stateCode=TX ] Good Good Ozone Ozone An asterisk (*) indicates that an Ozone Action Day is or will be in effect for the indicated region. A caret (^) indicates that levels of PM may exceed the applicable short-term NAAQS. For more information see the following TCEQ websites:Air Pollution from Particulate Matter [ https://www.tceq.texas.gov/airquality/sip/criteria-pollutants/sip-pm ] and Voluntary Tips for Citizens and Business to Reduce Emissions [ http://takecareoftexas.org/do-your-part/home/out-and-about ].

Forecast Discussion
*”Tuesday 08/13/2019 “*

*An Ozone Action Day is in effect today for the Dallas-Fort Worth area.* Light to moderate winds, hot temperatures, abundant afternoon sunshine, and/or elevated incoming background levels could be enough for ozone to reach “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” on the northwest side of the Dallas-Fort Worth area; the middle to upper end of the “Moderate” range or, if there is enough afternoon sunshine, possibly higher in parts of the El Paso and Midland-Odessa areas; the lower to middle end of the “Moderate” range in parts of the Houston and Lubbock areas; and the upper end of the “Good” range in parts of the Amarillo, Austin, Big Bend, San Antonio, and Waco-Killeen areas, with the highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening.

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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