AQI Forecast by County
Tuesday, November 24
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Air Quality Map
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Check Before You Burn in Sacramento County
The annual Check Before You Burn season is underway in Sacramento County and the cities of Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Folsom, Galt, Isleton, Rancho Cordova and Sacramento. Call 1-877-NO-BURN-5 (1-877-662-8765) or visit to see if you can burn in your wood burning fireplace or wood stove.

The Yolo-Solano AQMD's voluntary Don't Light Tonight program for Yolo County and part of Solano County also starts November 1. Don't Light Tonight.

Sacramento Region PM2.5 Air Quality Forecast updated by noon
Today (Tue, Nov 24)
87 AQI - Moderate
Tomorrow (Wed, Nov 25)
80 AQI - Moderate

Yesterday's High Extended AQI Outlook
Mon, Nov 23
67 AQI - Moderate
Thu, Nov 26
Fri, Nov 27
Sat, Nov 28

Air Quality Forecast and Weather Discussion
Tuesday, calm winds through midday will limit dispersion. Additionally, an overnight temperature inversion will trap pollutants at ground level. Furthermore, light southeasterly afternoon winds will gradually transport pollutants from the San Joaquin Valley into the Sacramento region. As a result, particle levels will be high-Moderate. Wednesday, light north-northwesterly winds will develop in the Sacramento Valley, increasing dispersion. However, regional pollutant carryover from previous days will keep particle levels Moderate. Thanksgiving Day, as high pressure builds over the Pacific Northwest, moderate and gusty north-northwesterly winds will develop through the Sacramento Valley, dispersing pollutants and lowering particle levels to Good.