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Birmingham Area Air Quality Forecasts

DateAir Quality Index ForecastResponsible Pollutant
Tuesday, March 31, 2015ModerateParticulate Matter 2.5
Wednesday, April 01, 2015ModerateParticulate Matter 2.5


Forecast Discussion
Tuesday: The frontal boundary that moved through the area early Monday will move northward back into central Alabama. This will create partly to mostly skies throughout the day and a chance for scattered showers during the afternoon and evening hours. Winds will be light and variable the first half of the day and westerly at 5-10 mph during the second half of the day. The boundary layer looks to be more shallow than on Monday, which will not allow as much vertical dispersion. Therefore, PM2.5 is expected to accumulate enough to rise into the lower YELLOW range. ML

Wednesday: Slight ridging aloft will aid in temperatures getting to around 80. At the surface, a frontal boundary will remain across central AL and will continue the unsettled weather. There will be no waves moving through aloft, which will lead to less scattered storms than on Tuesday. Otherwise, skies will be partly cloudy throughout the day. Winds will be light and variable. PM2.5 is expected to be in the YELLOW range. ML


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Daily Air Quality Index Report

Date:   Tuesday, March 31, 2015
24-hr Collection Period Ending at:   02:00 PM



Today's Air Quality Information
Air Quality Index 61
Primary Pollutant Particulate Matter 2.5
Air Quality Description Moderate

Note: The Air Quality Index is not reported on weekends or holidays

Maximum Concentrations for Today's Reporting Period
Pollutant Site Concentration Index
Carbon Monoxide Arkadelphia
Fairfield
1.1  ppm 13
Particulate Matter 10 North Birmingham 59.0  ug/m3 53
Sulfur Dioxide North Birmingham 7.28  ppb 10
Ozone Helena 0.048  ppm 41
Particulate Matter 2.5 North Birmingham 16.8  ug/m3 61



National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Carbon Monoxide 8-hr Average Concentration Not to Exceed 9 ppm
Particulate Matter 10 24-hr Concentration Not to Exceed 150 ug/m3
Sulfur Dioxide 1-hr Concentration Not to Exceed 75 ppb
Ozone 8-hr Concentration Not to Exceed 0.075 ppm
Particulate Matter 2.5 24-hr Concentration Not to Exceed 35 ug/m3


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