Triad Air Quality

Triad Forecast

  Particulate Matter Ozone
10/29/14
 
 
10/30/14
 
 
10/31/14
 
 
11/01/14
 
 
Fine Particles
45
Good
Fine Particles
32
Good
Fine Particles
27
Good
Fine Particles
23
Good
Ozone
36
Good
Ozone
34
Good
Ozone
31
Good

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.

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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.