Your Central Texas
QUOTE OF THE DAY
I’m not upset that you lied to me,
I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you. ~Friedrich Nietzsche
|CLOUDY||65° / 46°||20%||SSW 10||87%|
|SUNNY||65° / 35°||0%||N 16||38%|
|MOSTLY CLOUDY||66° / 50°||0%||S 12||47%|
|CLOUDY||76° / 57°||10%||SSW 17||65%|
|PARTLY CLOUDY||77° / 46°||0%||NNW 12||41%|
|PARTLY CLOUDY||67° / 48°||0%||ESE 8||52%|
|CLOUDY||65° / 54°||10%||ENE 11||67%|
Do you or anyone in your family have breathing problems?
Keep a watch on our Daily Air Quality Forecast Update!
|Austin & Central Texas Region||GOOD||GOOD||GOOD
Afternoon and evening winds in West Texas and the Panhandle associated with an advancing front may be strong enough to generate to and transport light amounts of patchy blowing dust, possibly allowing the daily PM10 AQI to reach the “Moderate” range in parts of the Amarillo, El Paso, Lubbock, and Midland-Odessa areas, and the daily PM2.5 AQI to reach the lower end of the “Moderate” range in parts of the El Paso and Lubbock areas.
Otherwise and elsewhere in the state, moderate to strong winds, cool temperatures, heavy cloud cover with precipitation, and/or lower incoming background levels should help keep air quality in the “Good” range in most spots.
If increased incoming background levels are high enough, ozone could reach the lower end of the “Moderate” range in parts of the El Paso area, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening.
Suspended blowing dust generated the previous day over West Texas and the Panhandle will be transported across the state along the leading edge of a strong advancing cold front, briefly raising particulate levels in most spots as the front arrives. However, the intensity and duration of the transported dust is not expected to be enough to raise the daily PM2.5 or PM10 AQIs beyond the “Good” range in most spots.
Otherwise and elsewhere in the state, moderate to strong winds, cold temperatures, heavy cloud cover with precipitation, and/or lower incoming background levels should help keep air quality in the “Good” range in most spots.
*Air Quality Index courtesy of Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.