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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 Oct 02, 2023
Tue Oct 03, 2023
Saturday-Monday: Upper level ridging over the eastern US and surface high pressure centered northeast of the area will lead to dry conditions and clear skies through Monday. Winds will be 5-10 mph from the northeast on Saturday and will be easterly on Sunday and Monday. High temperatures each day will be in the mid to upper 80s. PM2.5 is expected to be in the yellow range through Monday. Ozone is expected to be in the yellow range over the weekend and in the green range on Monday.
Tuesday: Upper level ridging and surface high pressure will continue the dry conditions and mostly clear skies. Winds will be easterly at 5-10 mph. High temperatures will be in the mid 80s. PM2.5 is expected to be in the yellow range. Ozone is expected to be in the green range.
Daily Air Quality Index Report
September 27, 2023
Particulate Matter 2.5  

Pollutant AQI Value

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