Triad Air Quality
Synopsis and Discussion
High pressure over the Carolinas today is expected to begin shifting offshore this afternoon, allowing southwesterly winds to pick up ahead of an approaching cold front from the west. This should cause a slight uptick in particulate matter concentrations, but levels should still remain in the middle Code GREEN range. The aforementioned front passes through the Triad early Monday, ushering in morning showers before drying out in the afternoon as weak high pressure builds in. The combination of morning rain and afternoong drying will likely keep particle pollution levels in the middle Code GREEN range. Tuesday will likey see a warm up as weak high pressure breaks down across the area and southwest flow increases, keeping particle pollution levels in the middle Code GREEN range. A weak frontal boundary passes through Tuesday night and high pressue builds across the Triad in its wake, which may bump up air quality levels into the middle to upper Code GREEN 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.
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.