Triad Air Quality
Synopsis and Discussion
Despite morning hourly particulate matter concentrations in the Code YELLOW range, afternoon hourly levels have fallen into the Code GREEN range due to the growth of the daytime boundary layer. The increased dispersion of particles should diminish after sunset, and hourly particulate matter concentrations should build up enough in the evening to finish Code YELLOW for a daily average as high pressure remains over the Triad. This diurnal variation in hourly particulate matter levels will likely continue through the week and into the weekend as the aforementioned high pressure ridge remains situated over the Triad through Thanksgiving and into Saturday. Thus, the recirculation of elevated particle pollution levels due to the stagnating high pressure ridge in conjunction with an increase in localized wood and leaf burning should keep particle pollution levels in the low to middle Code GREEN range until early 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.
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.