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Birmingham Area Air Quality Forecasts

DateAir Quality Index ForecastResponsible Pollutant
Sunday, August 28, 2016ModerateParticulate Matter 2.5
Monday, August 29, 2016ModerateOzone And Particulate Matter 2.5


Forecast Discussion
Saturday-Monday: Upper level ridging will be to the northwest of the area over the weekend with the upper level flow becoming rather benign by Monday. Each day of the forecast period will be relatively the same with a low chance for diurnal scattered showers/storms, high temperatures in the lower 90s, and easterly winds at 5-10 mph. PM2.5 is expected to be in the YELLOW range through Monday. Ozone is expected to be in the YELLOW range on Saturday and Monday and in the GREEN range on Sunday. ML


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Daily Air Quality Index Report

Date:   Friday, August 26, 2016
24-hr Collection Period Ending at:   02:00 PM



Today's Air Quality Information
Air Quality Index 77
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 1.0  ppm 11
Particulate Matter 10 North Birmingham 42.0  ug/m3 39
Sulfur Dioxide North Birmingham 19.75  ppb 28
Ozone North Birmingham 0.063  ppm 77
Particulate Matter 2.5 McAdory 19.8  ug/m3 67



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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