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 Feb 17, 2020
Saturday-Monday: Surface high pressure will continue to be the dominant weather feature on Saturday. This will mean dry conditions and mostly sunny skies. A weak shortwave will move through the area on Sunday, but the area will remain rain-free with only an increase in clouds expected. On Monday, a trough will move across the Plains and will further increase the cloud cover. There will also be a low chance for rainfall with the highest chance not until late in the night. Winds will be southerly through Monday and at 5-10 mph over the weekend and at 5-15 mph on Monday. High temperatures will be in the upper 50s to around 60 over the weekend and well into the 60s on Monday. PM2.5 is expected to be in the green range through Monday. ML
Daily Air Quality Index Report
February 12, 2020
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
Hours of Operation:
All Centers 7:45am - 4:30pm   |  For more information, call  (205) 588-JCDH (5234)

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