Triad Air Quality
Synopsis and Discussion
An upper level trough over the central United States has pumped Gulf of Mexico moisture over a surface cold air wedge over the Triad, generating widespread precipitation across the region to cause particle pollution levels to fall into the upper Code GREEN range today. Rain will continue to fall through Saturday morning when cooler and drier high pressure builds westward, causing particulate matter concentrations to bottom out into the low to middle Code GREEN range. Another upper level trough approaches the Carolinas from the northwest, with cloud cover beginning to increase in the afternoon. Increasing southwest flow ahead of the trough will likely cause particle pollution levels to edge up slightly, but still remain in the middle Code GREEN range. Light precipitation late Sunday night will push off to the east Monday morning and cleaner, cooler air moving in the wake of the departing upper trough should keep particle pollution levels in the middle to upper Code GREEN range on Monday. (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.