Triad Air Quality
Synopsis and Discussion
A weak cold air wedge ushered in some cloud cover this morning behind the frontal boundary that passed through overnight, causing ozone levels to remain low north of the front and remain elevated to the south. The cloud deck has started to erode early this afternoon and temperatures have been slowly increasing in its wake, allowing for air quality levels to rise back into the low Code YELLOW range later today. The upper level ridge over the southeastern United States is expected to move offshore overnight into Saturday, eroding what is left of the cold air wedge and associated frontal boundary. Southerly to southwesterly flow will persist throughout the day tomorrow and push the remnants of today's elevated air quality levels currently to our south into the Triad, which will likely keep ozone and particulate matter levels in the low Code YELLOW range. Southwesterly flow will persist Sunday and Monday as the upper ridge remains offshore, likely generating some isolated showers and storms in the afternoon each day. This will allow a cleaner, moist air mass to move in off the Gulf of Mexico and lower air quality levels into the Code GREEN range through Labor day. (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.