Morning Edition

Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019

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Air Quality Conditions:
Particle pollution readings in the Code Yellow range are being observed so far this morning over the Mountains and Foothills, with lower readings in the Code Green range elsewhere. Ozone readings in the Code Green range are being observed statewide so far this morning. For a display of the most recent Air Quality Index (AQI) conditions throughout the day, please visit the US EPA's AIRNOW web site. Real-time air quality monitoring data is also available on the NC Division of Air Quality's real-time monitoring data web pages for Ozone and Particle Pollution.

Morning Edition:
Cloudy skies are being observed over most of the state this morning, with some showers observed near the Triangle. Variably cloudy skies with warm and humid conditions are expected statewide today with winds becoming southerly and southwesterly. Ozone readings may increase into the Code Yellow range over the Piedmont today especially if cloud cover lessens this afternoon. Otherwise, particle pollution readings will remain elevated today over the Mountains and Foothills, and Code Yellow conditions will be likely in these areas. Code Green conditions remain likely over the Fayetteville and Rocky Mount regions. No changes to the forecast are needed at this time.

The forecast Air Quality Index value for each pollutant represents the highest value expected within the forecast region, so some areas and monitors may see lower values. We use the best information and techniques available to ensure the quality and accuracy of the forecasts we provide to the public.

(Tardif - NC Division of Air Quality)

For yesterday's observed air quality, please click on the tab labeled "Yesterday's Observations" on the main forecast page.