AQI Forecast by County
Saturday, January 19
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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 (Sat, Jan 19)
80 AQI - Moderate
Tomorrow (Sun, Jan 20)
50 AQI - Good

Yesterday's High Extended AQI Outlook
Fri, Jan 18
38 AQI - Good
Mon, Jan 21
Tue, Jan 22
Wed, Jan 23

Air Quality Forecast and Weather Discussion
Saturday, light southerly winds will limit pollutant dispersion and gradually transport regional pollutants into the Sacramento area. Furthermore, a weak upper-level ridge of high pressure will reduce atmospheric mixing. As a result, particle levels will be Moderate. Sunday, an upper-level trough of low pressure will impact the Sacramento region, enhancing vertical mixing in the atmosphere and generating moderate winds at the surface. These conditions will disperse pollutants, lowering particle levels to Good. Monday, moderate northerly winds developing by midday will disperse pollutants in the Sacramento region, keeping particle levels Good.