AQI Forecast by County
Monday, November 23
Mon Tue
Placer
78
72
Sacramento
82
84
Yolo-Solano
70
68

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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 (Mon, Nov 23)
82 AQI - Moderate
Tomorrow (Tue, Nov 24)
84 AQI - Moderate

Yesterday's High Extended AQI Outlook
Sun, Nov 22
90 AQI - Moderate
PM2.5
Wed, Nov 25
Moderate
Thu, Nov 26
Good
Fri, Nov 27
Moderate

Air Quality Forecast and Weather Discussion
Monday, weak upper-level low pressure passing through northern California will produce light north-northwesterly winds during the day, aiding pollutant dispersion. However, regional pollutant carryover from the weekend will result in mid-Moderate AQI levels. Tuesday, calm winds through midday will limit dispersion. Additionally, an overnight temperature inversion will trap pollutants at ground level. Furthermore, light southeasterly afternoon winds will gradually transport pollutants from the San Joaquin Valley into the Sacramento region. As a result, particle levels will continue to be Moderate. Wednesday, light north-northwesterly winds will develop in the Sacramento Valley, increasing dispersion. However, pollutant carryover from previous days will keep particle levels Moderate.