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.

FORECAST
Sat Dec 15, 2018
PM2.5
24
Sun Dec 16, 2018
PM2.5
29
Mon Dec 17, 2018
PM2.5
34
FORECAST DISCUSSION
 
Saturday-Monday: An upper level low and concurrent surface low will move northeast across the SE US over the weekend. This will lead to overcast skies on Saturday with a low chance for rainfall. As the disturbance exits the area on Sunday, cloud cover will decrease as the day progresses. Skies will clear out on Monday as high pressure builds into the area. Temperatures will be in the 50s over the weekend and up to around 60 on Monday. Winds will be 5-15 mph from the southwest on Saturday and 5-10 mph from the northwest on Sunday and Monday. PM2.5 is expected to be in the green range through Monday. ML
Daily Air Quality Index Report
 
December 13, 2018
Particulate Matter 2.5  
42  
GOOD  

Pollutant AQI Value
5  
21  
0  
42
16  
4  

 
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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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