AQI Forecast by County
Saturday, November 18
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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, 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. For information on wood smoke and fireplaces in Placer and El Dorado counties, please visit their websites: Placer County APCD and El Dorado County AQMD.

Sacramento Region PM2.5 Air Quality Forecast updated by noon
Today (Sat, Nov 18)
80 AQI - Moderate
Tomorrow (Sun, Nov 19)
91 AQI - Moderate

Yesterday's High Extended AQI Outlook
Fri, Nov 17
33 AQI - Good
Mon, Nov 20
Tue, Nov 21
Wed, Nov 22

Air Quality Forecast and Weather Discussion
Friday, light to moderate north-northwesterly winds behind a departing front will effectively disperse pollutants and transport a clean air mass into the Sacramento area, resulting in Good particle levels. Saturday and Sunday, an upper-level ridge of high pressure will move over northern California, reducing atmospheric mixing. In addition, calm to light winds will inhibit dispersion, and a strong overnight temperature inversion will trap pollutants near the surface. Therefore, particle levels will be Moderate on both days.