Triad Air Quality
Synopsis and Discussion
Hot and humid conditions are likely to continue through the end of the work week. A surface high pressure system to the north/northwest will bring partly cloudy skies to the region tomorrow, however, there is the potential for scattered showers and thunderstorms. Ozone concentrations will likely hover near the upper Code GREEN/lower Code YELLOW threshold, depending on when and where convection occurs, while particle pollution levels will likely stay within the upper Code GREEN range on Wednesday. As a disturbance aloft passes over the area and a surface trough develops over western North Carolina, partly to mostly cloudy skies are expected both Thursday and Friday, and there is the slight potential for scattered showers and thunderstorms. Increased cloud cover will likely reduce ozone concentrations back into the upper Code GREEN range. Particle pollution concentrations may slowly elevate through the period into the upper Code GREEN/lower Code YELLOW range due to weak winds and the dirty air mass in place, however, any thunderstorm activity in the area will likely drop concentrations into the Code GREEN range. (BRAY)
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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.