Check the AQI & sign up for daily forecasts

The AQI is an index for reporting daily air quality. It tells you how clean or polluted your air is, and what associated health effects might be a concern for you. Learn what the colors mean and more about the AQI at AirNow.

The public can view the current real-time AQI in their area on our website or at this link.

In addition, we publish a daily AQI forecast on Twitter, and anyone can sign up to receive the daily forecast by email or text message.

No matter how you do it, make sure you check the AQI before you head outside!


Choose alternative transportation

Reducing emissions is the clearest way to improving and protecting our desert air.

Whenever possible, you can help cut emissions by walking, biking and carpooling to get wherever you need to go. Use public transit — such as VVTA in the Victor Valley or PVVTA in the Palo Verde Valley — when possible, or consider purchasing an Electric Vehicle (EV)

And when that EV is running a little low, swing by the District offices at 14306 Park Ave. in Victorville where you’ll find seven Level II charging stations that are available for public use 24 hours a day, free of charge. As one of the few public access EV charging sites available in the High Desert, commuters and locals alike are taking advantage of the District’s chargers.


Learn from the Mojave Desert AQMD team

As noted on Who we are, MDAQMD staff is composed of numerous professionals with irrefutable knowledge, diverse training and refined expertise.

District staff regularly presents on a number of different air quality-related topics to groups of varying sizes and categories, including school classes, educator workshops, chambers of commerce, Rotary, Kiwanis and more.

The District also hosts visits from similar groups for tours and presentations.

Those interested in hosting a presentation from District staff or visiting the MDAQMD offices in Victorville may contact Communications Supervisor Ryan Orr here or by calling 760-245-1661, ext. 3001.


Get air quality alerts and MDAQMD information sent to your inbox

The District regularly sends out digital messages to inform the public about pertinent and sometimes critical air quality changes, as well as the District’s many functions, programs and activities.

Sign up to receive air quality alerts, including smoke advisories, at this page.

To receive regular emails about happenings at MDAQMD, including its regularly published Air Mail newsletter, sign up at this page.