AQI Forecast by County
Friday, November 27
Fri Sat
Placer
61
70
Sacramento
72
87
Yolo-Solano
68
76

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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. Call 1-877-NO-BURN-5 (1-877-662-8765) or visit www.AirQuality.org to see if you can burn in your wood burning fireplace or wood stove.

The Yolo-Solano AQMD's voluntary Don't Light Tonight program for Yolo County and part of Solano County also starts November 1. Don't Light Tonight.

Sacramento Region PM2.5 Air Quality Forecast updated by noon
Today (Fri, Nov 27)
72 AQI - Moderate
Tomorrow (Sat, Nov 28)
87 AQI - Moderate

Yesterday's High Extended AQI Outlook
Thu, Nov 26
32 AQI - Good
Ozone
Sun, Nov 29
Moderate
Mon, Nov 30
Moderate
Tue, Dec 1
Moderate

Air Quality Forecast and Weather Discussion
Thanksgiving Day, moderate and gusty northwesterly winds will develop through the Sacramento Valley, effectively dispersing pollutants and leading to high-Good particle levels. Friday and Saturday, an upper-level ridge of high pressure moving toward northern California will inhibit vertical mixing, while calm to light surface winds will hinder dispersion. In addition, overnight temperature inversions will trap pollutants near the ground, and holiday emissions will increase particle concentrations. Thus, particle levels will be mid-Moderate on Friday and high-Moderate on Saturday.