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AQI Forecast by County
Tuesday, October 16
Tue Wed
El Dorado
51
54
Placer
54
61
Sacramento
51
54
Yolo-Solano
44
46

Air Quality Map
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Easy Ways to Improve Air Quality
Air pollution poses a health risk to everyone. Your risk depends on your age, current health status and the length of exposure to the pollution. Some people are more vulnerable, especially children, pregnant women, the elderly, and those with lung or heart disease.

Here are five ways to reduce pollution:

  1. Cut back on driving
  2. Never use charcoal lighter fluid
  3. Don't idle - turn off your engine when parked
  4. Use electric-powered tools
  5. Refuel after the sun goes down

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 (Tue, Oct 16)
54 AQI - Moderate
Tomorrow (Wed, Oct 17)
61 AQI - Moderate

Yesterday's High Extended AQI Outlook
Mon, Oct 15
48 AQI - Good
Ozone
Thu, Oct 18
Moderate
Fri, Oct 19
Moderate
Sat, Oct 20
Moderate

Air Quality Forecast and Weather Discussion
Monday, light to moderate northwesterly winds will keep pollutants well dispersed, yielding Good ozone levels. Tuesday and Wednesday, winds will weaken, reducing pollutant dispersion. In addition, mostly sunny skies will aid ozone production, leading to low-Moderate ozone levels on both days.