Triad Air Quality

Triad Forecast

  Particulate Matter Ozone
06/30/15
 
 
07/01/15
 
 
07/02/15
 
 
07/03/15
 
 
Fine Particles
49
Good
Fine Particles
56
Moderate
Fine Particles
51
Moderate
Fine Particles
40
Good
Ozone
58
Moderate
Ozone
46
Good
Ozone
43
Good
Ozone
40
Good

Synopsis and Discussion

With low-level moisture slow to move in across the Triad this afternoon, ozone levels have risen into the low Code YELLOW range. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop later this afternoon and move across the region through the early evening, which should gradually wash out air quality levels this evening. A brief dry period through most of the day Wednesday may cause ozone levels to rise into the upper Code GREEN range, but the dominant pollutant is expected to be particle pollution. The Triad is expected to get upstream sourcing from Tennessee and Missouri tomorrow, where particulate matter concentrations are currently elevated due to Alaskan wildfire smoke drifting in. Thus, Code YELLOW conditions are expected for particle pollution tomorrow for the Triad. Another upper level disturbance should bring a round of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon tomorrow. The increased cloud cover should keep ozone levels in the Code GREEN range, but particle pollution is expected to remain in the low Code YELLOW range as remnant wildfire smoke slowly precipitates out from the upper levels of the atmosphere. On Friday, a stalled front should provide enough cloud cover and precipitation to keep air quality levels Code GREEN. (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.