Particle pollution concentrations were higher than anticipated overnight and this morning. Additionally, the passage of the cold front today was delayed by a few hours relative to expectations. As a result, daily averages for particle pollution will net out in the mid Code Yellow range, however, instantaneous readings have already fallen to Code Green levels and this much improved air quality will remain in place for the rest of today. A secondary front looks to sweep through tomorrow, maintaining Good air quality for the first half of the weekend. Dry weather is on tap for Sunday and Monday as surface high-pressure moves overhead and drifts just offshore. A southwesterly flow regime will be in place and particle pollution levels will likely increase as seasonal burning activities resume across the region. Expect AQI readings to push into the upper Code Green range by Sunday and the lower Code Yellow range to start the new workweek. (Perrotte)
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.