Triad Forecast

  Particulate Matter Ozone
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Fine Particles
Fine Particles
Fine Particles

Synopsis and Discussion

Skies have cleared out today and have allowed temperatures to climb above freezing to help with the snow melt across the Triad. However, the remnant snow pack has allowed for a shallow inversion to set up, trapping particulate matter concentrations close to the surface to elevate air quality levels to Code YELLOW today. The same should persist through Thursday, with large areas of snow cover holding on through Thursday evening to keep air quality levels in the Code YELLOW range. Hourly particulate matter concentrations will likely be highest in the evenings, with clear skies allowing for very cold surface temperatures to yield very shallow temperature inversions. On Friday, a cold air wedge is likely to develop as a frontal boundary approaches from the west. However, periods of showers should help drop particle pollution levels into the Code GREEN range by Friday afternoon/evening (and also accelerate snow melt). (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.

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