Limited air mass mixing, due to mostly cloudy skies, Monday, has lead to higher, code YELLOW particle pollution readings. A strong southerly flow will develop and remain through Wednesday, before a strong cold front sweeps across the region, late Wednesday. Ahead of the front, the southerly flow will push a slightly more polluted air mass into the Triad, Tuesday and Wednesday. Therefore, particle pollution will remain code YELLOW, both days. Behind the front, a cold, brisk, and clean air mass will overtake the area, resulting in a return to code GREEN air quality (GENTRY).
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.