Triad Air Quality

Triad Forecast

  Particulate Matter Ozone
11/23/14
 
 
11/24/14
 
 
11/25/14
 
 
11/26/14
 
 
Fine Particles
54
Moderate
Fine Particles
34
Good
Fine Particles
37
Good
Fine Particles
44
Good

Synopsis and Discussion

Even though particle pollution levels are trending downward with widespread precipitation moving into the Triad this afternoon and evening, the daily average will likely remain in the Code YELLOW range today. Showers will likely persist into early Monday morning as the warm front passes through the area, causing temperatures to rise and particle pollution levels to continue to fall. Breezy southwesterly winds ahead of the cold front will keep particle pollution levels in the middle Code GREEN range. The cold front pushes through MOnday evening and high pressure builds in from the west on Tuesday, allowing for particle pollution levels to begin to build up into the middle to upper Code GREEN range. An area of low pressure in the Gulf of Mexico lifts northeast late Tuesday and begins to strengthen off the coast Wednesday morning. This strengthening will likely lead to a cold rain across the Piedmont during the day to keep particle pollution levels in the middle to upper Code GREEN range, but the lack of cold air sourcing from a strong high pressure ridge to our north should keep the state from seeing any significant frozen precipitation. (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.

Reports

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.