Triad Air Quality

Triad Forecast

  Particulate Matter Ozone
09/02/15
 
 
09/03/15
 
 
09/04/15
 
 
09/05/15
 
 
Fine Particles
48
Good
Fine Particles
54
Moderate
Fine Particles
51
Moderate
Fine Particles
50
Good
Ozone
54
Moderate
Ozone
51
Moderate
Ozone
48
Good
Ozone
45
Good

Synopsis and Discussion

Partly to mostly clear skies are expected on Thursday, as the high pressure system continues to dominate the region. This may allow for ozone concentrations to elevate to the upper Code GREEN/lower Code YELLOW threshold. With a fairly dirty air mass in place, particle pollution concentrations will likely remain in the Code YELLOW range. Partly to mostly cloudy skies are expected both Friday and Saturday and there is the potential for scattered showers and thunderstorms across the Triad area due to a disturbance over the area and a cold front is expected to pass through on Friday. Increased cloud cover should inhibit ozone production, thus allowing for concentrations within the Code GREEN range both days. The extended particle pollution forecast is a bit tricky. The elevated concentrations of particle pollution will likely decrease through the period if precipitation occurs, however, concentrations will either be in the upper Code GREEN or the lower Code YELLOW range, depending on when and where precipitation occurs. (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.

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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.