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Current Air Quality Conditions

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Ambient Air Monitoring Program

The Ambient Air Monitoring Program measures ground-level concentrations of criteria pollutants and air toxics, along with surface and aloft meteorological parameters. The Program also performs quality control, quality assurance, and analysis of the pollutant concentrations that are measured at each of the air monitoring stations located throughout Maryland. It is responsible for Air Quality Index (AQI) reporting and issuing daily air quality forecasts as well as coordination of 3D air-shed photochemical grid and dispersion modeling.

In addition, the Program collaborates with local universities to conduct special atmospheric monitoring research to better characterize aloft and surface atmospheric pollutant concentrations. These research initiatives support air quality planning and regulations development.

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Air Quality Forecast Discussion:

On Thursday it will be mostly sunny with light northerly winds will cause ozone to rise into the high moderate range. A back door cold front will pass through the area bringing with it more clouds and a northeasterly flow. Ozone will be in the mid-moderate range. On Saturday, mostly sunny skies return but easterly winds will keep ozone in the low moderate range. Fine particles will be in the moderate range on each day. - MDE

If you have any questions, please contact Janice Lafon at 410-537-3280 or e-mail at janice.lafon@maryland.gov so that she may direct your inquiry.