Triad Forecast

  Particulate Matter Ozone
03/23/17
 
 
03/24/17
 
 
03/25/17
 
 
03/26/17
 
 
Fine Particles
27
Good
Fine Particles
35
Good
Fine Particles
43
Good
Fine Particles
39
Good
Ozone
44
Good
Ozone
47
Good
Ozone
45
Good
Ozone
42
Good

Synopsis and Discussion

High pressure currently resides over the Triad today, keeping skies clear and dry enough to aid in the elevation of ground-level ozone into the upper Code GREEN range this afternoon despite the cooler than normal temperatures. The ridge of high pressure is expected to slide offshore tonight and through tomorrow, allowing for moisture and warmth to gradually return to the Piedmont. However, the increase in winds from the southwest should help increase low-level dispersion to keep ozone levels from rising out of the upper Code GREEN range. Cloud cover is expected to increase on Saturday as winds continue to move in from the southwest, limiting ozone production to maintain upper Code GREEN levels. However, particle pollution levels are expected to rise into the upper Code GREEN range as particles accumulate ahead of an eastward approaching cold front. The frontal boundary is expected to move into the Triad on Sunday, producing rounds of showers to help drop 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.

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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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