Triad Forecast

  Particulate Matter Ozone
02/20/17
 
 
02/21/17
 
 
02/22/17
 
 
02/23/17
 
 
Fine Particles
52
Moderate
Fine Particles
56
Moderate
Fine Particles
51
Moderate
Fine Particles
55
Moderate

Synopsis and Discussion

Despite some afternoon mixing decreasing particulate matter concentrations across the Triad, air quality levels are likely to stay within the lower Code YELLOW range as winds remain light through the evening. High pressure is expected to stay entrenched across the Piedmont tomorrow, but the ridge will slowly slide east through the day to allow for southerly flow to return in the afternoon. Skies will likely increase in cloudiness and trap particulates closer to the surface, allowing for particle pollution to remain in the lower Code YELLOW range Tuesday. A slight chance of rain is expected on Wednesday, but the upper trough providing the energy for developing showers will likely be fairly weak. Thus, precipitation coverage is expected to be scattered and shouldn't make a significant impact on lowering particle pollution levels. South to southwest winds pick up on Thursday as the remnants of Wednesday's rain dissipates, allowing air quality levels to remain elevated in the lower Code YELLOW 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.

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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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