AQI Forecast by County
Friday, February 23
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Air Quality Map
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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 (Fri, Feb 23)
50 AQI - Good
Tomorrow (Sat, Feb 24)
80 AQI - Moderate

Yesterday's High Extended AQI Outlook
Thu, Feb 22
52 AQI - Moderate
Sun, Feb 25
Mon, Feb 26
Tue, Feb 27

Air Quality Forecast and Weather Discussion
Thursday, light overnight winds will reduce mixing and dispersion, allowing pollutants to accumulate in the Sacramento region. Therefore, despite light to moderate southwesterly winds dispersing pollutants in the afternoon, particle levels will be low-Moderate. Friday, moderate north-northwesterly winds will disperse pollutants and bring clean air into the Sacramento region, yielding Good particle levels. Saturday, calm to light southeasterly winds during the morning hours will limit dispersion and gradually bring pollutants into the area. In addition, a strong overnight temperature inversion will trap pollutants near the surface. As a result, particle levels will be Moderate.