can the daily AQI be found?
In many areas, the local media - newspapers, television
and radio - will provide AQI reports telling the public when ozone levels are
predicted to be unhealthy. These reports generally occur during the weather
forecasts. Some national media, such as USA Today, The Weather
Channel, and CNN also provide daily air quality reports.
Air quality forecasts and real-time air quality
information can be found on EPA's AIRNow Web site (www.airnow.gov). Ozone air quality forecasts for more than 350 cities
across the country are posted daily by 4:30 PM during the summertime ozone
Click here for today's
air quality forecast.
Figure 17: AQI forecast map. Same-day and next-day
air quality forecasts for the United States can be found at http://www.airnow.gov. This on-line map shows
forecasts for various pollutants by location. State and local agencies
continually provide data for the forecasts, which are based on EPA's Air
Quality Index (AQI). Clicking a spot on the actual forecast map links you to
Web sites with information about air pollution in that location.