Triad Air Quality
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.
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.