Triad Forecast

  Particulate Matter Ozone
08/17/17
 
 
08/18/17
 
 
08/19/17
 
 
08/20/17
 
 
Fine Particles
48
Good
Fine Particles
45
Good
Fine Particles
40
Good
Fine Particles
43
Good
Ozone
50
Good
Ozone
48
Good
Ozone
51
Moderate
Ozone
50
Good

Synopsis and Discussion

Despite the hot, late summer temperatures across the Triad, the uncomfortably thick pool of humidity residing over the area has kept air quality levels from rising out of the upper Code GREEN range. A few spots may see hourly ozone concentrations rise into the lower Code YELLOW range, but the chance of isolated showers and storms this afternoon should help decrease pollution levels by the early evening. Southwesterly winds are expected to increase ahead of an approaching cold front on Friday. Some scattered showers (and a possible thunderstorm) may be possible in the late afternoon as the front moves in from the west, keeping air quality levels from rising out of the upper Code GREEN range. High pressure builds over the Triad in the wake of the departing frontal boundary on Saturday, with drier air allowing for ozone levels to likely creep up into the lower Code YELLOW range. The high pressure ridge breaks down on Sunday as southerly flow returns, dropping air quality levels into the upper 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.

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