AQI Forecast by County
Wednesday, February 08
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Air Quality Map
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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. From November through February, be sure to check the daily burn status online or call 1-877-NO-BURN-5 (1-877-662-8765) or download the Sacramento Region Air Quality App before using a wood-burning fireplace, stove, firepit, or other wood-burning devices.

The Yolo-Solano AQMD's voluntary Don't Light Tonight program for Yolo County and part of Solano County also runs from November through February. Don't Light Tonight.

Sacramento Region PM2.5 Air Quality Forecast updated by noon
Today (Wed, Feb 8)
93 AQI - Moderate
Tomorrow (Thu, Feb 9)
95 AQI - Moderate

Yesterday's High Extended AQI Outlook
Tue, Feb 7
55 AQI - Moderate
Fri, Feb 10
Sat, Feb 11
Sun, Feb 12

Air Quality Forecast and Weather Discussion
Wednesday and Thursday, light and variable winds will hinder dispersion each day as a ridge of high pressure aloft builds over northern California. In addition, strong temperature inversions will limit low-level mixing each morning and evening, while patchy fog promotes particle development. These conditions will result in high-Moderate particle levels on both days. Friday, calm overnight and morning winds will continue to limit pollutant dispersion. However, as a weak cold front moves through northern California, light to moderate onshore winds will develop in the afternoon, dispersing pollutants and bringing cleaner air into the Sacramento region. Therefore, particle levels will be mid-Moderate.