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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.

Wed Oct 17, 2018
Thu Oct 18, 2018
Wednesday: Skies will be overcast to begin the day with a little decrease in cloud coverage later in the day. There will be a chance for rainfall during the first half of the day. High temperatures will not get out of the 60s. Winds will be from the north at 5-10 mph. PM2.5 is expected to remain in the green range. ML
Thursday: Surface high pressure will build into the area from the north. This will create dry conditions and decrease cloud cover. High temperatures will reach the low 70s. Winds will be from the north at 5-10 mph. PM2.5 is expected to be in the green range. ML
Daily Air Quality Index Report
October 16, 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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