Triad Forecast

  Particulate Matter Ozone
07/26/16
 
 
07/27/16
 
 
07/28/16
 
 
07/29/16
 
 
Fine Particles
53
Moderate
Fine Particles
49
Good
Fine Particles
44
Good
Fine Particles
38
Good
Ozone
90
Moderate
Ozone
80
Moderate
Ozone
67
Moderate
Ozone
58
Moderate

Synopsis and Discussion

Air quality levels remain Code YELLOW today as an offshore upper level ridge has generally kept a lid on developing showers and storms this afternoon. However, a lingering surface trough has provided enough forcing to trigger some showers and thunderstorms east of the Appalachians that are expected to move into the Triad later this afternoon and evening. Any rainfall will likely erase any chances of maximizing ozone production during rush hour and keep air quality levels in the Code YELLOW range. A backdoor frontal boundary is expected to stall north of the NC/VA border overnight and through the rest of the week. The aforementioned ridge is the reason why the boundary will remain to the north of the Triad through Friday, keeping the area in the low 90s with mostly sunny skies. The threat of scattered showers and thunderstorms will remain each afternoon through Friday, washing out any potential accumulations of elevated ozone and particle pollution levels south of the boundary. With that said, we can expect air quality levels to remain in the low to middle Code YELLOW range through the end of the week. (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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