Triad Forecast

  Particulate Matter Ozone
07/28/16
 
 
07/29/16
 
 
07/30/16
 
 
07/31/16
 
 
Fine Particles
44
Good
Fine Particles
41
Good
Fine Particles
38
Good
Fine Particles
35
Good
Ozone
51
Moderate
Ozone
50
Good
Ozone
48
Good
Ozone
46
Good

Synopsis and Discussion

With the lack of convective development early this afternoon resulting from the subtropical ridge overhead, air quality levels have risen into the middle to upper Code YELLOW range. Some showers and thunderstorms currently forming in the Appalachians are expected to move eastward later this afternoon and enter the fringes of the western/northern Piedmont. Southwest winds are expected to pick up ahead of the cluster of storms, causing ozone levels to fall into the lower Code YELLOW range by sunset. The upper levels disturbance associated with today's showers will move east and usher in slightly drier westerly winds for Friday. Despite only a slight chance of afternoon showers, clean air sourcing from the southwest will likely keep ozone levels from rising out of the upper Code GREEN range. A broad upper trough will then move into the eastern United States for the weekend as the aforementioned ridge loses its grip over the state, generating a cooling trend to near normal temperatures for this time of year. With chances of showers and storms also persisting through the weekend, expect air quality levels to remain in the upper Code GREEN range Saturday and Sunday. (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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