AQI Forecast by County
Thursday, December 13
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Air Quality Map
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Check Before You Burn
Check Before You Burn in Sacramento County and the cities of Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Folsom, Galt, Isleton, Rancho Cordova and Sacramento.

Find out if you can burn wood in your fireplace, wood stove, firepit or chiminea. Check Before You Burn. You may also call 1-877-NO-BURN-5 (1-877-662-8765), download the free Sacramento Region Air Quality app or follow on Twitter @AQMD.

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

Sacramento Region PM2.5 Air Quality Forecast updated by noon
Today (Thu, Dec 13)
93 AQI - Moderate
Tomorrow (Fri, Dec 14)
91 AQI - Moderate

Yesterday's High Extended AQI Outlook
Wed, Dec 12
63 AQI - Moderate
Sat, Dec 15
Sun, Dec 16
Mon, Dec 17

Air Quality Forecast and Weather Discussion
Wednesday, calm winds through the morning hours will limit dispersion, and an overnight temperature inversion will trap pollutants at ground level. However, increasing northerly winds through the Sacramento Valley will effectively disperse pollutants in the afternoon, leading to Moderate particle levels. Thursday, calm winds throughout the day will reduce pollutant dispersion, and a strong temperature inversion will inhibit mixing. As a result, particle levels will be high-Moderate. Friday, calm winds will continue to limit mixing and dispersion through the morning hours. Furthermore, southeasterly winds will transport additional pollutants into the Sacramento region in the afternoon. Therefore, particle levels will remain high-Moderate.