AQI Forecast by County
Sunday, January 21
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Reduce Wood Smoke in Our Region
Each county in the Sacramento region has its own program for dealing with wood smoke pollution.

Check Before You Burn is the Sacramento Metropolitan AQMD's law that restricts or prohibits wood burning in Sacramento County and its cities of Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Folsom, Galt, Isleton, Rancho Cordova and Sacramento when PM2.5 pollution is forecast to be unhealthy to breathe - Check Before You Burn

Check Before You Burn season is in effect. Thank you for not burning. Your compliance on no-burn days reduces pollution and positively impacts the health of our residents.

Yolo-Solano AQMD issues voluntary Don't Light Tonight advisories for Yolo County and northeastern Solano County.

El Dorado County AQMD offers incentives for County residents to replace or remove non-EPA certified woodstoves.

For information on wood smoke and fireplaces in Placer County, please visit its website.

Sacramento Region PM2.5 Air Quality Forecast updated by noon
Today (Sun, Jan 21)
80 AQI - Moderate
Tomorrow (Mon, Jan 22)
38 AQI - Good

Yesterday's High Extended AQI Outlook
Sat, Jan 20
52 AQI - Moderate
Tue, Jan 23
Wed, Jan 24
Thu, Jan 25

Air Quality Forecast and Weather Discussion
Saturday, light northwesterly winds through the Sacramento Valley will keep the low levels of the atmosphere well mixed. As a result, particle levels will be Good. Sunday, calm to light winds during the morning hours and a strong overnight temperature inversion will increase pollutant concentrations. Therefore, despite strengthening winds and rain showers in the evening aiding mixing, particle levels will be Moderate. Monday, moderate and gusty southeasterly winds will keep the low levels of the atmosphere well mixed, lowering particle levels to Good.