Triad Forecast

  Particulate Matter Ozone
05/24/16
 
 
05/25/16
 
 
05/26/16
 
 
05/27/16
 
 
Fine Particles
45
Good
Fine Particles
49
Good
Fine Particles
51
Moderate
Fine Particles
53
Moderate
Ozone
54
Moderate
Ozone
80
Moderate
Ozone
77
Moderate
Ozone
84
Moderate

Synopsis and Discussion

With high pressure settling over the Triad, skies have become virtually cloud free to allow air quality levels to rise into the upper Code GREEN to low Code YELLOW range. The aforementioned high pressure ridge is expected to shift east tomorrow, allowing for southwest winds to return and increase temperatures across the region. With that said, we can expect ozone and particle pollution concentrations to build upon today's observations and likely rise into the low to middle Code YELLOW range. Much of the same is expected for Thursday, though a slight chance of afternoon showers might put a damper on ozone production. However, any storm coverage on Thursday is expected to be isolated at best and air quality levels should remain in the low to middle Code YELLOW range. The forecast is a bit unknown on Friday as a possible tropical low pressure system may approach the coast. At this point it is too early to tell if this area of disturbed weather will become organized/strengthen and affect the Triad this weekend. For now, we will anticipate the drier air moving into the state on Friday ahead of the approaching storm and keep air quality levels in the middle Code YELLOW 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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