Triad Air Quality
Synopsis and Discussion
Increasing clouds along a cold front passing through the Triad today has kept ozone levels in the middle Code GREEN range today. Particulate matter concentrations earlier this morning and early afternoon were hovering around the low Code YELLOW range, but cleaner and cooler air moving in behind the front should help drop levels into the middle to upper Code GREEN range later this afternoon and evening. Weak high pressure builds in the the wake of the departing front, keeping air quality levels in the middle Code GREEN range on Thursday. Increasing clouds are expected Friday ahead of an upper level disturbance moving in from the northwest and should keep ozone and particulate matter levels in the low to middle Code GREEN range. The upper disturbance moves into the area late Friday and a rapidly deepening low pressure system develops over the eastern Carolinas on Saturday. This will enhance breezy northeasterly winds across the Triad and usher in a cold, wet rain to keep particle pollution levels in the low Code GREEN 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.