AQI Forecast by County
Tuesday, November 20
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The Sacramento region is experiencing wildfire smoke impacts. If you see or smell smoke in your area you should stay indoors and avoid outdoor activities. Check the fire page to see the latest PM2.5 readings at monitoring sites in the region and to get local air district information.

Wildfire Smoke Continues to Affect Region
Smoke from the Camp Fire burning in Butte County continues to affect the Sacramento region.

Due to the unpredictable nature of wildfire smoke, particulate matter levels can be elevated in one area, but not in another.

If you see or smell smoke, go inside, close doors and windows to reduce or eliminate your exposure. If you must be outside please reduce strenuous activity.

To check readings, please visit the Current Conditions page and select the PM2.5 tab.

Sacramento Region PM2.5 Air Quality Forecast updated by noon
Today (Tue, Nov 20)
164 AQI - Unhealthy
Tomorrow (Wed, Nov 21)
112 AQI - Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups

Yesterday's High Extended AQI Outlook
Mon, Nov 19
176 AQI - Unhealthy
Thu, Nov 22
Fri, Nov 23
Sat, Nov 24

Air Quality Forecast and Weather Discussion
Monday and Tuesday, smoke from the Camp Fire will continue to impact the Sacramento region. In addition, calm to light winds will limit mixing and dispersion, and overnight temperature inversions will trap pollutants near the ground. These conditions will lead to Unhealthy particle levels on both days. Wednesday, as a cold front moves into northern California, moderate south-southeasterly winds will develop in the afternoon, aiding smoke dispersion. However, these winds will also bring smoke from the San Joaquin Valley into the Sacramento region. As a result, particle levels will be Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups.