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Birmingham Area Air Quality Forecasts

DateAir Quality Index ForecastResponsible Pollutant
Thursday, June 30, 2016ModerateOzone And Particulate Matter 2.5
Friday, July 01, 2016Unhealthy for Sensitive GroupsOzone


Forecast Discussion
Thursday: No change in the weather with partly cloudy skies persisting. Temperatures will again reach the lower 90s. Winds will be from the north to northwest at 5-10 mph. PM2.5 and Ozone are both expected to be in the YELLOW (moderate) range. ML

Friday: CODE ORANGE AIR QUALITY ALERT FOR OZONE! A frontal boundary will be stationary across the southern part of Alabama. Skies will be mostly sunny for the Birmingham area. High temperatures will reach the low-to-mid 90s. Winds will be from the northwest at 5-10 mph. Ozone is expected to be in the ORANGE range (Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups), so an Air Quality Alert will be issued. PM2.5 is expected to be in the YELLOW range (moderate). ML


Note: Forecast available by e-mail, phone (205)933-0583, or on Twitter.



Daily Air Quality Index Report

Date:   Thursday, June 30, 2016
24-hr Collection Period Ending at:   02:00 PM



Today's Air Quality Information
Air Quality Index 74
Primary Pollutant Ozone
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 0.4  ppm 5
Particulate Matter 10 Tarrant 19.0  ug/m3 18
Sulfur Dioxide North Birmingham 5.74  ppb 8
Ozone Corner
Helena
Hoover
McAdory
0.062  ppm 74
Particulate Matter 2.5 North Birmingham 10.8  ug/m3 45



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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