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Daily Air Quality Update

The Air Quality Program provides a daily air quality report every Monday through Friday morning around 8 a.m. The daily report reflects the air quality index (AQI) calculation for that time.

Daily Air Quality Update

Air Quality
Pollen Count
Unidentified is Medium
Ok to Burn?
Wood burning is not currently prohibited; however, please consider limiting or avoiding wood burning where possible to help protect our air

To check hourly AQI updates throughout the day, visit

The Daily Air Quality Update is posted on this website and emailed to individuals who have signed up to receive air quality alerts. Sign up to receive daily updates and other air alerts.

About the Air Quality Index

The Daily Air Quality Update is based on the Air Quality Index (AQI), which is the EPA’s tool for reporting air quality. The AQI tells you how clean or polluted the air is with six color-coded categories to indicate the level of concern.The EPA calculates the AQI for five major air pollutants regulated by the Clean Air Act. EPA sets a national ambient air quality standard to protect public health for each of these pollutants:

  • Ground-level Ozone (O3)
  • Particle Pollution – Also known as Particulate Matter, including Coarse PM (PM10) and Fine PM (PM2.5)
  • Carbon monoxide (CO)
  • Sulfur dioxide (SO2)
  • Nitrogen dioxide (NO2)

Learn More About the AQI

About Pollen Counts

The Air Quality Program uses PollenSense, an automated pollen monitoring system. Hourly pollen data is available by using the PollenWise mobile app, available for IOS and Android.

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Health Alerts

The Air Quality Program issues health alerts if ambient air conditions may adversely affect individuals with respiratory conditions. Health Alerts are typically issued because of elevated levels of dust, smoke, or ozone.

Sign up to receive air quality alerts via email

Email alerts include:

  • Air Quality Index (Monday - Friday)
  • Pollen Count (Monday - Friday)
  • Any Health Alerts
  • Any Wind or Dust Alerts
  • Burn / No Burn Notifications

Receive real-time emergency health alerts on your mobile phone

Text “ABQHEALTH” to 226787 for alerts in English, or “ABQSALUD” for alerts in Spanish. You will receive a welcome message and instructions to start or stop messages any time. Mobile alerts are intended for general health alerts that may affect the entire community, at a high-priority level. Mobile alerts are issued for topics including:

  • High levels of air pollutants, including smoke, blowing dust, and ozone
  • Food safety recalls or alerts
  • Hazardous material discharges
  • Important infectious disease developments