AQI Forecast by County
Friday, January 19
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Reduce Wood Smoke in Our Region
Each county in the Sacramento region has its own program for dealing with wood smoke pollution.

Check Before You Burn is the Sacramento Metropolitan AQMD's law that restricts or prohibits wood burning in Sacramento County and its cities of Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Folsom, Galt, Isleton, Rancho Cordova and Sacramento when PM2.5 pollution is forecast to be unhealthy to breathe - Check Before You Burn

Check Before You Burn season is in effect. Thank you for not burning. Your compliance on no-burn days reduces pollution and positively impacts the health of our residents.

Yolo-Solano AQMD issues voluntary Don't Light Tonight advisories for Yolo County and northeastern Solano County.

El Dorado County AQMD offers incentives for County residents to replace or remove non-EPA certified woodstoves.

For information on wood smoke and fireplaces in Placer County, please visit its website.

Sacramento Region PM2.5 Air Quality Forecast updated by noon
Today (Fri, Jan 19)
63 AQI - Moderate
Tomorrow (Sat, Jan 20)
63 AQI - Moderate

Yesterday's High Extended AQI Outlook
Thu, Jan 18
86 AQI - Moderate
Sun, Jan 21
Mon, Jan 22
Tue, Jan 23

Air Quality Forecast and Weather Discussion
Thursday, as a cold front approaches northern California, moderate southeasterly winds will transport regional pollutants into the area during the morning hours. However, as the front passes through the Sacramento region in the afternoon, winds will shift to southwesterly, dispersing pollutants and gradually bringing cleaner air into the area. As a result, particle levels will be Moderate. Friday, light to moderate southwesterly winds will shift to northwesterly in the afternoon, keeping pollutants well dispersed. In addition, a deep upper-level trough of low pressure will enhance atmospheric mixing. These conditions will lead to low-Moderate particle levels. Saturday, light northwesterly winds through the Sacramento Valley will keep the low levels of the atmosphere well mixed. As a result, particle levels will remain low-Moderate.