Triad Forecast

  Particulate Matter Ozone
10/19/17
 
 
10/20/17
 
 
10/21/17
 
 
10/22/17
 
 
Fine Particles
40
Good
Fine Particles
48
Good
Fine Particles
52
Moderate
Fine Particles
54
Moderate
Ozone
45
Good
Ozone
50
Good
Ozone
51
Moderate
Ozone
49
Good

Synopsis and Discussion

The ridge of high pressure that has brought pleasant fall weather to the Triad continues to hang around, allowing for the elevation of ozone and particulate matter levels into the upper Code GREEN range today. The ridge should stay in place again on Friday, with the lack of wind allowing for additional ozone and particle pollution production to potentially elevate air quality levels into the lower Code YELLOW range by tomorrow afternoon. The high pressure ridge begins to slide offshore on Saturday, allowing for the return of warmer, moist air into the Triad. However, the influx of the warmer, wetter air mass will be slow enough to keep air quality levels from dropping out of the lower Code YELLOW range. The approach of a cold front on Sunday should increase dispersion to drop ozone levels into the upper Code GREEN range, but the accumulation of particulate matter ahead of the frontal boundary should keep particle pollution levels within 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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