AQI Forecast by County
Friday, January 22
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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 (Fri, Jan 22)
53 AQI - Moderate
Tomorrow (Sat, Jan 23)
68 AQI - Moderate

Yesterday's High Extended AQI Outlook
Thu, Jan 21
63 AQI - Moderate
Sun, Jan 24
Mon, Jan 25
Tue, Jan 26

Air Quality Forecast and Weather Discussion
Friday, a cold front will move across the Sacramento region, increasing vertical mixing. However, higher humidity associated with rain showers, fog, and mist will enhance particle production, and light easterly to southeasterly winds late in the day will transport pollutants into the region. Therefore, particle levels will be low-Moderate. Saturday, an upper-level ridge of high pressure will approach northern California, limiting vertical mixing. At the surface, light winds will inhibit dispersion, while morning fog will enhance particle production. Thus, particle levels will be Moderate. Sunday, light southeasterly winds early in the day will gradually transport pollutants into the Sacramento region. Additionally, morning fog will enhance particle production. However, vertical mixing will increase throughout the day as another cold front passes over the region. As a result, particle levels will be low-Moderate.