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Birmingham Area Air Quality Forecasts

DateAir Quality Index ForecastResponsible Pollutant
Saturday, October 25, 2014ModerateParticulate Matter 2.5
Sunday, October 26, 2014ModerateParticulate Matter 2.5
Monday, October 27, 2014ModerateParticulate Matter 2.5


Forecast Discussion
Saturday-Monday: An upper level ridge will build into the area over the forecast period and will aid in increasing temperatures. Temperatures will reach the upper 70s on Saturday, low 80s on Sunday, and low to mid 80s on Monday. Surface high pressure will keep skies clear each day. Winds will be around 5 mph from the north to northwest on Saturday, light and variable on Sunday, and at 5-10 mph from the south on Monday. Inversions should develop across the region each morning, which is expected to spike PM2.5 concentrations for a few hours each morning. PM2.5 is expected to be in the YELLOW range each day of the forecast period. ML


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



Daily Air Quality Index Report

Date:   Friday, October 24, 2014
24-hr Collection Period Ending at:   02:00 PM



Today's Air Quality Information
Air Quality Index 39
Primary Pollutant Particulate Matter 2.5
Air Quality Description Good

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
0.4  ppm 5
Particulate Matter 10 Tarrant 18.0  ug/m3 17
Sulfur Dioxide North Birmingham 4.07  ppb 6
Ozone Tarrant 0.035  ppm 30
Particulate Matter 2.5 North Birmingham 9.4  ug/m3 39



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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