Air Quality Forecast

Air quality forecasts are issued every day of the year for the Birmingham area and are based on the Air Quality Index (AQI). The AQI is a color-coded scale that reports how clean or polluted the air is and the associated health effects.

The Jefferson County Department of Health forecasts fine particles (PM2.5) year-round and the Alabama Department of Environmental Management forecasts Ozone (O3) during the warm season.

An Air Quality Alert is issued when the AQI is forecast to reach 101 or higher. The public is encouraged to decrease their personal emissions on days with higher pollution levels.

Mon Aug 20, 2018
Tue Aug 21, 2018
Saturday-Monday: A trough will stretch down into the area and move through on Saturday. This will create overcast skies with a high chance for rainfall across the area. Moisture will continue to stream into the area as the trough exits the area on Sunday to continue the high chance for rainfall. Another trough will push across the central US on Monday. Skies will remain forecast with another day with a good shot at rainfall. High temperatures each day will be in the upper 80s. Winds will be from the south to southwest at 5-10 mph each day. The cloudy and rainy weather conditions will have air quality in the green range for PM2.5 and Ozone through Monday. ML
Tuesday: A surface low will move through the Great Lakes and will push a cold front through the area by early afternoon. Ahead of the front, skies will be overcast with rainfall possible. The chance for rain will end behind the front and cloud cover will begin to dissipate. Winds will be sustained at 10-15 mph from the southwest ahead of the front and from the west behind the front. Air quality will be in the green range for PM2.5 and Ozone. ML
Daily Air Quality Index Report
August 19, 2018
Particulate Matter 2.5  

Pollutant AQI Value

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Phone Recording: (205) 933-0583

Central Health Center
(Guy M. Tate)

1400 Sixth Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
Programs and Clinics
(205) 933-9110
Eastern Health Center
601 West Blvd Roebuck
Birmingham, AL 35206
Programs and Clinics
(205) 591-5180
Western Health Center
631 Bessemer Super Hwy
Midfield, AL 35228
Programs and Clinics
(205) 715-6121

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