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AQI Forecast by County
Thursday, September 20
Thu Fri
El Dorado
80
100
Placer
77
100
Sacramento
71
84
Yolo-Solano
48
54

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 (Thu, Sept 20)
80 AQI - Moderate
Tomorrow (Fri, Sept 21)
100 AQI - Moderate

Yesterday's High Extended AQI Outlook
Wed, Sept 19
84 AQI - Moderate
Ozone
Sat, Sept 22
Moderate
Sun, Sept 23
Moderate
Mon, Sept 24
Moderate

Air Quality Forecast and Weather Discussion
Wednesday and Thursday, warm temperatures and sunny skies will enhance ozone formation in the Sacramento region. Therefore, despite light northwesterly winds dispersing pollutants each afternoon, ozone levels will be Moderate on both days. Friday, sunny skies and temperatures near 90F will continue to support ozone production. In addition, light onshore winds will reduce pollutant dispersion. As a result, ozone levels will be high-Moderate.