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AQI Forecast by County
Saturday, October 20
Sat Sun
El Dorado
74
77
Placer
64
71
Sacramento
67
64
Yolo-Solano
50
48

Air Quality Map
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Easy Ways to Improve Air Quality
Air pollution poses a health risk to everyone. Your risk depends on your age, current health status and the length of exposure to the pollution. Some people are more vulnerable, especially children, pregnant women, the elderly, and those with lung or heart disease.

Here are five ways to reduce pollution:

  1. Cut back on driving
  2. Never use charcoal lighter fluid
  3. Don't idle - turn off your engine when parked
  4. Use electric-powered tools
  5. Refuel after the sun goes down

A Spare The Air alert in the Sacramento region will be issued when the AQI for ground-level ozone pollution is forecast to reach 126 or above.

Sacramento Region Ozone Air Quality Forecast updated by noon
Today (Sat, Oct 20)
74 AQI - Moderate
Tomorrow (Sun, Oct 21)
77 AQI - Moderate

Yesterday's High Extended AQI Outlook
Fri, Oct 19
80 AQI - Moderate
Ozone
Mon, Oct 22
Moderate
Tue, Oct 23
Good
Wed, Oct 24
Good

Air Quality Forecast and Weather Discussion
Saturday through Monday, light and variable winds will reduce pollutant dispersion in the Sacramento region, and mostly sunny skies will aid ozone production. Therefore, despite onshore winds helping to disperse pollutants each evening, ozone levels will be Moderate on all three days.