Triad Air Quality
Synopsis and Discussion
Light northerly winds today have allowed for ozone levels to approach the lower Code YELLOW range today, which should continue to build through the early evening hours. A weak surface front currently situated in the Ohio Valley will drop into the Triad from the north on Thursday and possibly generate a few showers and thunderstorms late. Current ozone levels just south of the front today remain elevated and likely will aid in air quality levels reaching the low to mid Code YELLOW range tomorrow. The front gradually washes out tomorrow as the upper ridge moves offshore Friday afternoon. With a lack of low level flow to disperse remnant ozone and particle precursors, air quality levels should remain in the low to mid Code YELLOW range on Friday. By Saturday, the offshore high pressure ridge should usher in more low-level moisture from the south to lower ozone levels, but particle pollution will likely remain in the low Code YELLOW range. (PAYNE)
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Air Monitoring Data
The Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection is making data
available from the county's air monitoring network as a public service. These data
represent the hourly data set from all of the sites within this network. Data from
Triad sites outside of Forsyth County are collected by the North Carolina Division
of Air Quality.
Disclaimer:The Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance
and Protection posts this information using the first available data from our air
quality monitoring network. No quality control review has been performed on this
data, and the final results are subject to change after completion of standard quality
assurance review and validation procedures.