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North Carolina Air Quality Forecast Center

Welcome to the Air Quality Forecast web page. Tomorrow's forecasts are posted each day by 3pm (EDT) and are updated at 10am the next morning, if necessary.

Air Quality observed on Wednesday, 07/29/2015 (Change date)

Asheville Ridge Tops

Wednesday

07/29/2015

GREEN

AQI = 45

Ozone

Elevations above 4000 feet in Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Madison, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey Counties

Asheville Valleys

Wednesday

07/29/2015

YELLOW

AQI = 53

Particle Pollution

Elevations below 4000 feet in Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Madison, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey Counties

Charlotte

Wednesday

07/29/2015

GREEN

AQI = 42

Particle Pollution

Cabarrus, Gaston, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Union and southern Iredell Counties

Fayetteville

Wednesday

07/29/2015

GREEN

AQI = 39

Ozone

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Wednesday

07/29/2015

GREEN

AQI = 45

Particle Pollution

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Wednesday

07/29/2015

GREEN

AQI = 33

Ozone

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Wednesday

07/29/2015

GREEN

AQI = 43

Particle Pollution

Alamance, Caswell, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Randolph, Rockingham, and Stokes Counties

Data courtesy of Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection

Triangle

Wednesday

07/29/2015

GREEN

AQI = 45

Ozone

Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Orange, Person, Vance, and Wake Counties
Good Moderate Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Unhealthy Very
Unhealthy
Area Ozone AQI PM2.5 AQI Color Code
Asheville Ridge Tops 45 GREEN
Asheville Valleys 45 53 YELLOW
Charlotte 39 42 GREEN
Fayetteville 39 29 GREEN
Hickory 39 45 GREEN
Rocky Mount 33 28 GREEN
Triad 40 43 GREEN
Triangle 45 38 GREEN

Air Quality Forecast for Thursday, 07/30/2015

Forecast Map Unavailable

Asheville Ridge Tops

Thursday

07/30/2015

GREEN

AQI = 48

Ozone

Elevations above 4000 feet in Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Madison, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey Counties

Asheville Valleys

Thursday

07/30/2015

YELLOW

AQI = 54

Particle Pollution

Elevations below 4000 feet in Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Madison, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey Counties

Charlotte

Thursday

07/30/2015

YELLOW

AQI = 77

Ozone

Cabarrus, Gaston, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Union and southern Iredell Counties

Fayetteville

Thursday

07/30/2015

YELLOW

AQI = 54

Ozone

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Thursday

07/30/2015

GREEN

AQI = 48

Ozone

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Thursday

07/30/2015

GREEN

AQI = 47

Ozone

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Thursday

07/30/2015

YELLOW

AQI = 51

Ozone

Alamance, Caswell, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Randolph, Rockingham, and Stokes Counties

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County Environmental Assistance and Protection

Triangle

Thursday

07/30/2015

YELLOW

AQI = 51

Ozone

Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Orange, Person, Vance, and Wake Counties

Last Updated: 07/30/2015 12:00 AM EDT

Good Moderate Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Unhealthy Very
Unhealthy
Forecast Area Ozone AQI PM2.5 AQI Color Code Notices
Asheville Ridge Tops 48 GREEN
Asheville Valleys 46 54 YELLOW
Charlotte 77 50 YELLOW
Fayetteville 54 47 YELLOW
Hickory 48 47 GREEN
Rocky Mount 47 44 GREEN
Triad

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County OEAP

51 40 YELLOW
Triangle 51 50 YELLOW

Air Quality Forecast for Friday, 07/31/2015

Forecast Map Unavailable

Asheville Ridge Tops

Friday

07/31/2015

GREEN

AQI = 48

Ozone

Elevations above 4000 feet in Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Madison, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey Counties

Asheville Valleys

Friday

07/31/2015

GREEN

AQI = 42

Ozone

Elevations below 4000 feet in Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Madison, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey Counties

Charlotte

Friday

07/31/2015

YELLOW

AQI = 51

Ozone

Cabarrus, Gaston, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Union and southern Iredell Counties

Fayetteville

Friday

07/31/2015

GREEN

AQI = 43

Ozone

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Friday

07/31/2015

GREEN

AQI = 38

Ozone

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Friday

07/31/2015

GREEN

AQI = 40

Ozone

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Friday

07/31/2015

YELLOW

AQI = 54

Ozone

Alamance, Caswell, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Randolph, Rockingham, and Stokes Counties

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection

Triangle

Friday

07/31/2015

GREEN

AQI = 47

Ozone

Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Orange, Person, Vance, and Wake Counties

Last Updated: 07/30/2015 02:22 PM EDT

Good Moderate Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Unhealthy Very
Unhealthy
Forecast Area Ozone AQI PM2.5 AQI Color Code Notices
Asheville Ridge Tops 48 GREEN
Asheville Valleys 42 40 GREEN
Charlotte 51 38 YELLOW
Fayetteville 43 35 GREEN
Hickory 38 36 GREEN
Rocky Mount 40 30 GREEN
Triad

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County OEAP

54 40 YELLOW
Triangle 47 35 GREEN