AQI Forecast by County
Sunday, July 22
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Know What You're Breathing
While enjoying the summer heat, or not, we encourage you to pay attention to the daily air quality forecast and be ready to drive less when a Spare The Air alert is issued. Clean air is up to us!

A Spare The Air alert in the Sacramento region will be issued when the AQI for ground-level ozone pollution is forecast to reach 126 or above.

Sacramento Region Ozone Air Quality Forecast updated by noon
Today (Sun, July 22)
108 AQI - Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
Tomorrow (Mon, July 23)
112 AQI - Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups

Yesterday's High Extended AQI Outlook
Sat, July 21
77 AQI - Moderate
Tue, July 24
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
Wed, July 25
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
Thu, July 26
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups

Air Quality Forecast and Weather Discussion
Saturday and Sunday, periods of moderate onshore winds will aid pollutant dispersion. However, mostly sunny skies and very warm temperatures will enhance ozone production in the Sacramento region. In addition, smoke from the Ferguson Fire will continue to impact the region. These conditions will cause ozone levels to be Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups on both days. Monday, lighter daytime winds will reduce pollutant dispersion, and sunny skies and temperatures near 100F will enhance ozone formation. In addition, lingering smoke from the Ferguson Fire will continue to impact the region. Therefore, despite onshore winds increasing in the evening and aiding pollutant dispersion, ozone levels will remain Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups.