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A screenshot of the AIR tool showing hourly PM2.5 concentrations, winds, and a satellite-derived smoke analysis at 3 pm on July 21, 2021

AIR Tool Offers Air Quality and Weather Data, in Detail

The State Climate Office and the North Carolina Division of Air Quality (NCDAQ) have partnered to build a new monitoring tool for those times when...
April 2019 Summary

April’s Weather Includes Thunderstorms, Pollen Storms

Across the state, April saw wet weather including tornado-producing storms, increasing temperatures, and a yellow cloud covering the landscape thanks to a springtime pollen-pocalypse. Rain...

Clearing the Air: A Discussion with Air Quality Forecasters

Today, our look at the state of air quality in North Carolina concludes with the third guest post by the meteorologists from the NC Division...

Beyond a Number: Making and Verifying an Air Quality Forecast

Today, our look at the state of air quality in North Carolina continues with the second guest post by the meteorologists from the NC Division...

Improving Air Quality Comes with a Forecasting Twist

It’s been more than four years since we checked in with our partners at the NC Division of Air Quality about the state of air...

Air Quality Forecasting: A Case Study

This is the second of two guest posts about air quality forecasting by Bradley McLamb from the NC Division of Air Quality. This post looks...

An Introduction to Air Quality Forecasting

This is the first of two guest posts this week about air quality forecasting by Bradley McLamb, a SCO alum and meteorologist with the NC...