Triad Forecast

  Particulate Matter Ozone
06/17/18
 
 
06/18/18
 
 
06/19/18
 
 
06/20/18
 
 
Fine Particles
55
Moderate
Fine Particles
58
Moderate
Fine Particles
51
Moderate
Fine Particles
45
Good
Ozone
108
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
Ozone
101
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
Ozone
93
Moderate
Ozone
84
Moderate

Synopsis and Discussion

***AN AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 17TH THRU MONDAY, JUNE 18TH*** With weak high pressure over the Triad, light winds and ample sunlight have maximized ozone production this afternoon to elevate air quality levels into the lower Code ORANGE range. A few showers and storms may develop later this afternoon, but any precipitation that falls should be isolated at best. The aforementioned weak high pressure ridge remains over the Triad, with very hot temperatures and light winds keeping ozone levels in the lower Code ORANGE range. Chances of rain begin to increase on Tuesday as the Piedmont trough progresses east across the state, triggering some isolated showers and storms in the afternoon to drop ozone levels into the upper Code YELLOW range. A frontal boundary approaches the Triad from the north on Wednesday, generating enough cloud cover and afternoon showers/storm to keep air quality levels in the upper Code YELLOW range. (Payne) ***Please be aware, when AQI values are between 101 and 150, members of sensitive groups may experience health effects. Sensitive groups may include but not be limited to those with heart or lung disease, children, older adults, and people who are active outdoors such as athletes and outdoor workers. Also, a BURN BAN is in effect for the Triad Region.***

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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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