Triad Forecast

  Particulate Matter Ozone
Fine Particles
Fine Particles
Fine Particles
Fine Particles

Synopsis and Discussion

A wedge of cold air has locked in across the Triad today, with colder than normal temperatures and scattered light showers keeping air quality levels in the low to middle Code GREEN range. The ridge generating the wedge of cold air over the Triad today will temporarily erode Monday, allowing for skies to gradually clear by the afternoon. However, light northerly winds and clean air upwind should keep particle pollution concentrations in the middle Code GREEN range. Cold air damming returns to the area late Monday, with an upper levels disturbance bringing heavier showers through the day on Tuesday. Widespread showers will likely cause air quality levels to bottom out in the low Code GREEN range. High pressure builds in from the west on Wednesday, but particle pollution production will likely be slow to respond and keep air quality in the middle Code GREEN range. (PAYNE) NOTE: An OPEN BURN BAN remains in effect for Caswell, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin Counties in the Triad. For more information on the burn ban, please visit the North Carolina Forest Service website at

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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.


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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