Triad Forecast

  Particulate Matter Ozone
05/26/16
 
 
05/27/16
 
 
05/28/16
 
 
05/29/16
 
 
Fine Particles
63
Moderate
Fine Particles
59
Moderate
Fine Particles
51
Moderate
Fine Particles
28
Good
Ozone
101
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
Ozone
90
Moderate
Ozone
54
Moderate
Ozone
38
Good

Synopsis and Discussion

After the morning cloud cover burned off late this morning, ground-level ozone concentrations have skyrocketed into the low Code ORANGE range this afternoon. A few showers and thunderstorms currently developing in the mountains may make their way east later this afternoon and evening, but storm coverage is expected to be isolated at best and therefore the AIR QUALITY ALERT AND BURN BAN WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT THE REST OF THE DAY. High pressure will continue to hold over the Triad again on Friday, but cleaner ozone precursor sourcing from the south and southwest should have a significant influence to drop ozone levels slightly into the upper Code YELLOW range on Friday. Saturday will likely be a transition day, as skies are expected to be mostly sunny for the majority of the day until the tropical disturbance (currently centered east of the Bahamas) approaches the coastline late Saturday. Air quality levels will likely start in the Code YELLOW range early Saturday, then fall through the late afternoon and evening as cleaner maritime air moves in from the southeast. The Triad should begin to see the effects of the tropical disturbance early Sunday, and periodic showers moving though the area should easily drop air quality levels to Code GREEN. (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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