Triad Air Quality

Triad Forecast

  Particulate Matter Ozone
07/06/15
 
 
07/07/15
 
 
07/08/15
 
 
07/09/15
 
 
Fine Particles
42
Good
Fine Particles
49
Good
Fine Particles
51
Moderate
Fine Particles
54
Moderate
Ozone
41
Good
Ozone
58
Moderate
Ozone
64
Moderate
Ozone
77
Moderate

Synopsis and Discussion

Lingering cloud cover and clean sourcing from the southwest has kept air quality levels in the middle to upper Code GREEN range today. Tomorrow, the Triad will be in a transitional phase, sandwiched between a departing upper level trough and a developing upper level ridge. Upper level flow should generally be westerly, allowing the development of a surface trough east of the Appalachians. Lingering low-level moisture along and ahead of this boundary may result in some isolated afternoon storms, but the main issue will be elevated air quality levels accumulating along the eastern side of the boundary. Thus, we can expect ozone and particle pollution levels to jump into the upper Code GREEN and low Code YELLOW range, respectively, for Tuesday. Upper level ridging really builds across the southeastern United States on Wednesday and Thursday, effectively squashing any chances of any scattered precipitation. With a lack of upper level moisture and calming winds, we can expect air quality levels to gradually rise into the middle to upper Code YELLOW range as temperatures rise into the mid-90s.

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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.

Reports

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.