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Birmingham Area Air Quality Forecasts

DateAir Quality Index ForecastResponsible Pollutant
Saturday, April 30, 2016GoodOzone And Particulate Matter 2.5
Sunday, May 01, 2016GoodOzone And Particulate Matter 2.5
Monday, May 02, 2016GoodOzone And Particulate Matter 2.5


Forecast Discussion
Saturday-Monday: The weather will be unsettled the entire forecast period. A surface low will begin the weekend over the Plains and will move to the Midwest/Great Lakes Regions over the next few days. A frontal boundary will move north of the area as a warm front on Saturday to put the area in the warm sector of the disturbance. Models diverge on both the timing of when a cold front associated with the low will move through the area and the timing of rainfall through Monday. It's safe to say skies will be partly to mostly cloudy with a chance for scattered showers through Monday. PM2.5 and Ozone are both expected to be in the GREEN range the entire forecast period. ML


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Daily Air Quality Index Report

Date:   Friday, April 29, 2016
24-hr Collection Period Ending at:   02:00 PM



Today's Air Quality Information
Air Quality Index 65
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 0.9  ppm 10
Particulate Matter 10 North Birmingham 43.0  ug/m3 40
Sulfur Dioxide North Birmingham 10.07  ppb 14
Ozone Leeds 0.056  ppm 54
Particulate Matter 2.5 North Birmingham 18.8  ug/m3 65



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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