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Posted on: June 22, 2011

[ARCHIVED] TCEQ Daily Air Quality Forecast Update - 06/22/2011

Wednesday 06/22/11
Winds may be light enough for ozone levels to reach "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups" in the El Paso area and "Moderate" or possibly higher on the north side of the Dallas-Fort Worth area in the afternoon and early evening. Dry conditions should increase the chance for smoke from isolated wildfires in parts of South and West Texas this afternoon. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and low background levels should keep air quality in the "Good" range away from any wildfires.

Thursday 06/23/11
Winds may be light enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" levels on the north side of the Dallas-Fort Worth area and in the El Paso area in the afternoon and early evening. Dry conditions should increase the chance for smoke from isolated wildfires across much of West Texas in the afternoon. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and low background levels should keep air quality in the "Good" range away from any wildfires.

Friday 06/24/11 Outlook
Dry conditions should increase the chance for smoke from isolated wildfires across much of South and West Texas in the afternoon. Winds may be strong enough to generate light amounts of blowing dust in the southern Panhandle, but probably not enough to raise the daily PM10 AQI beyond the "Good" range. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and low background levels should keep air quality in the "Good" range away from any wildfires.

Saturday 06/25/11 Outlook
Dry conditions should increase the chance for smoke from isolated wildfires across much of South and West Texas in the afternoon. Winds may be strong enough to generate light amounts of blowing dust in the southern Panhandle, but probably not enough to raise the daily PM10 AQI beyond the "Good" range. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and low background levels should keep air quality in the "Good" range away from any wildfires.

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*Regardless of our forecast, we always recommend that each individual determine what level of activity they should conduct based on the actual local conditions.

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