Triad Forecast

  Particulate Matter Ozone
07/12/20
 
 
07/13/20
 
 
07/14/20
 
 
07/15/20
 
 
Fine Particles
43
Good
Fine Particles
40
Good
Fine Particles
43
Good
Fine Particles
45
Good
Ozone
61
Moderate
Ozone
51
Moderate
Ozone
58
Moderate
Ozone
64
Moderate

Synopsis and Discussion

Dry and hot conditions have allowed for abundant ozone production across the Triad to elevate air quality levels into the lower Code YELLOW range this afternoon. Cloud cover is expected to gradually increase this evening as a shortwave trough dives in from the northwest and becomes a triggering mechanism for some isolated showers/storms in the late evening. The shortwave trough is expected to clear southeast of the Triad by Monday morning, providing less of a chance of precipitation across the area as the day progresses. Cloud cover may potentially be a limiting factor for ozone production tomorrow, but a precautionary Code YELLOW will be issued for the Triad in case the departing trough clears out faster than anticipated. A mid-level ridge builds into the Triad Tuesday and Wednesday, providing a atmospheric lid on any potential development of showers and storms outside of the higher elevations. Temperatures are expected to increase into the low to mid-90s with virtually no precipitation expected, allowing for degrading air quality levels into the low to middle Code YELLOW range by mid-week. (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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