Triad Air Quality

Triad Forecast

  Particulate Matter Ozone
08/27/14
 
 
08/28/14
 
 
08/29/14
 
 
08/30/14
 
 
Fine Particles
45
Good
Fine Particles
51
Moderate
Fine Particles
54
Moderate
Fine Particles
52
Moderate
Ozone
51
Moderate
Ozone
58
Moderate
Ozone
67
Moderate
Ozone
47
Good

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.

Reports

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.