Texas Weather and Climate

Now that we’re transitioning from cool, spring weather into hotter summer months, you may have seen advisories for Ozone Action Days popping up in your city. Why are these days are established? What’s their purpose?

We’ll have a dedicated blog post on Ozone Action Days next week. In the meantime, this virtual field trip for elementary school students touches on the topic, including how that fits into weather patterns and determining air quality.

The video—a highlight in our Public Service Recognition Week series—features TCEQ meteorologist Weslee Copeland and explains how he uses data from across the state to determine weather patterns and how the weather interacts with pollution.

Check out a sliver of the neat and important work Weslee does every day!

Photo by Raychel Sanner on Unsplash