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Birmingham Area Air Quality Forecasts

DateAir Quality Index ForecastResponsible Pollutant
Sunday, November 23, 2014GoodParticulate Matter 2.5
Monday, November 24, 2014GoodParticulate Matter 2.5


Forecast Discussion
Saturday-Monday: Surface high pressure anchored over the eastern US coastline will move out into the Atlantic on Saturday. A southern stream shortwave will move from Texas and across Alabama on Sunday. Clouds will increase ahead of this disturbance on Saturday with a chance for rainfall late Saturday night through late afternoon on Sunday. A trough will deepen across the central US on Monday and will lead to cooler weather beyond Monday. Winds will be from the southeast around 10 mph on Saturday, southerly at 10-15 mph on Sunday, and westerly at 10-15 mph on Monday. PM2.5 is expected to be in the YELLOW range on Saturday and drop into the GREEN range on Sunday and Monday. ML


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Daily Air Quality Index Report

Date:   Friday, November 21, 2014
24-hr Collection Period Ending at:   01:00 PM



Today's Air Quality Information
Air Quality Index 66
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
0.9  ppm 10
Particulate Matter 10 Tarrant 25.0  ug/m3 23
Sulfur Dioxide North Birmingham 8.29  ppb 12
Ozone 0  ppm 0
Particulate Matter 2.5 Leeds 19.4  ug/m3 66



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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