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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 Friday, 05/27/2016 (Change date)

Asheville Ridge Tops

Friday

05/27/2016

GREEN

AQI = 49

Ozone

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

Asheville Valleys

Friday

05/27/2016

YELLOW

AQI = 55

Particle Pollution

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

Charlotte

Friday

05/27/2016

YELLOW

AQI = 61

Ozone

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

Fayetteville

Friday

05/27/2016

YELLOW

AQI = 54

Ozone

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Friday

05/27/2016

YELLOW

AQI = 59

Particle Pollution

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Friday

05/27/2016

YELLOW

AQI = 61

Ozone

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Friday

05/27/2016

YELLOW

AQI = 77

Ozone

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

Data courtesy of Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection

Triangle

Friday

05/27/2016

YELLOW

AQI = 71

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 49 GREEN
Asheville Valleys 47 55 YELLOW
Charlotte 61 49 YELLOW
Fayetteville 54 YELLOW
Hickory 51 59 YELLOW
Rocky Mount 61 YELLOW
Triad 77 55 YELLOW
Triangle 71 30 YELLOW

Air Quality Forecast for Saturday, 05/28/2016

Forecast Map Unavailable

Asheville Ridge Tops

Saturday

05/28/2016

YELLOW

AQI = 51

Ozone

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

Asheville Valleys

Saturday

05/28/2016

YELLOW

AQI = 51

Ozone / Particle Pollution

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

Charlotte

Saturday

05/28/2016

YELLOW

AQI = 58

Ozone

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

Fayetteville

Saturday

05/28/2016

GREEN

AQI = 40

Ozone

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Saturday

05/28/2016

YELLOW

AQI = 58

Ozone

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Saturday

05/28/2016

GREEN

AQI = 40

Ozone

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Saturday

05/28/2016

YELLOW

AQI = 54

Ozone

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

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County Environmental Assistance and Protection

Triangle

Saturday

05/28/2016

GREEN

AQI = 50

Ozone

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

Last Updated: 05/28/2016 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 51 YELLOW
Asheville Valleys 51 51 YELLOW
Charlotte 58 45 YELLOW
Fayetteville 40 35 GREEN
Hickory 58 51 YELLOW
Rocky Mount 40 35 GREEN
Triad

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County OEAP

54 50 YELLOW
Triangle 50 40 GREEN

Air Quality Forecast for Sunday, 05/29/2016

Forecast Map Unavailable

Asheville Ridge Tops

Sunday

05/29/2016

GREEN

AQI = 45

Ozone

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

Asheville Valleys

Sunday

05/29/2016

GREEN

AQI = 45

Ozone / Particle Pollution

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

Charlotte

Sunday

05/29/2016

GREEN

AQI = 42

Ozone

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

Fayetteville

Sunday

05/29/2016

GREEN

AQI = 30

Ozone

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Sunday

05/29/2016

GREEN

AQI = 43

Ozone

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Sunday

05/29/2016

GREEN

AQI = 32

Ozone

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Sunday

05/29/2016

GREEN

AQI = 35

Ozone

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

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection

Triangle

Sunday

05/29/2016

GREEN

AQI = 35

Ozone

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

Last Updated: 05/28/2016 09:50 AM EDT

Good Moderate Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Unhealthy Very
Unhealthy
Forecast Area Ozone AQI PM2.5 AQI Color Code Notices
Asheville Ridge Tops 45 GREEN
Asheville Valleys 45 45 GREEN
Charlotte 42 35 GREEN
Fayetteville 30 20 GREEN
Hickory 43 40 GREEN
Rocky Mount 32 20 GREEN
Triad

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County OEAP

35 33 GREEN
Triangle 35 30 GREEN