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 Tuesday, 02/21/2017 (Change date)

Asheville Ridge Tops

Tuesday

02/21/2017

GREEN

AQI = 50

Ozone

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

Asheville Valleys

Tuesday

02/21/2017

YELLOW

AQI = 51

Particle Pollution

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

Charlotte

Tuesday

02/21/2017

YELLOW

AQI = 55

Particle Pollution

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

Fayetteville

Tuesday

02/21/2017

GREEN

AQI = 50

Particle Pollution

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Tuesday

02/21/2017

YELLOW

AQI = 61

Particle Pollution

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Tuesday

02/21/2017

GREEN

AQI = 41

Ozone

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Tuesday

02/21/2017

GREEN

AQI = 49

Ozone

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

Data courtesy of Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection

Triangle

Tuesday

02/21/2017

YELLOW

AQI = 70

Particle Pollution

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 50 GREEN
Asheville Valleys 51 YELLOW
Charlotte 44 55 YELLOW
Fayetteville 50 GREEN
Hickory 45 61 YELLOW
Rocky Mount 41 34 GREEN
Triad 49 46 GREEN
Triangle 46 70 YELLOW

Air Quality Forecast for Wednesday, 02/22/2017

Forecast Map Unavailable

Asheville Ridge Tops

Wednesday

02/22/2017

GREEN

AQI = 48

Particle Pollution

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

Asheville Valleys

Wednesday

02/22/2017

GREEN

AQI = 48

Particle Pollution

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

Charlotte

Wednesday

02/22/2017

YELLOW

AQI = 55

Particle Pollution

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

Fayetteville

Wednesday

02/22/2017

YELLOW

AQI = 51

Particle Pollution

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Wednesday

02/22/2017

YELLOW

AQI = 51

Particle Pollution

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Wednesday

02/22/2017

GREEN

AQI = 45

Particle Pollution

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Wednesday

02/22/2017

GREEN

AQI = 50

Particle Pollution

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

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County Environmental Assistance and Protection

Triangle

Wednesday

02/22/2017

YELLOW

AQI = 60

Particle Pollution

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

Last Updated: 02/22/2017 12:00 AM EST

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 48 GREEN
Charlotte 55 YELLOW
Fayetteville 51 YELLOW
Hickory 51 YELLOW
Rocky Mount 45 GREEN
Triad

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County OEAP

50 GREEN
Triangle 60 YELLOW

Air Quality Forecast for Thursday, 02/23/2017

Forecast Map Unavailable

Asheville Ridge Tops

Thursday

02/23/2017

YELLOW

AQI = 58

Particle Pollution

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

Asheville Valleys

Thursday

02/23/2017

YELLOW

AQI = 58

Particle Pollution

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

Charlotte

Thursday

02/23/2017

YELLOW

AQI = 58

Particle Pollution

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

Fayetteville

Thursday

02/23/2017

YELLOW

AQI = 55

Particle Pollution

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Thursday

02/23/2017

YELLOW

AQI = 58

Particle Pollution

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Thursday

02/23/2017

YELLOW

AQI = 51

Particle Pollution

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Thursday

02/23/2017

GREEN

AQI = 45

Particle Pollution

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

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection

Triangle

Thursday

02/23/2017

YELLOW

AQI = 55

Particle Pollution

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

Last Updated: 02/22/2017 01:40 PM EST

Good Moderate Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Unhealthy Very
Unhealthy
Forecast Area Ozone AQI PM2.5 AQI Color Code Notices
Asheville Ridge Tops 58 YELLOW
Asheville Valleys 58 YELLOW
Charlotte 58 YELLOW
Fayetteville 55 YELLOW
Hickory 58 YELLOW
Rocky Mount 51 YELLOW
Triad

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County OEAP

45 GREEN
Triangle 55 YELLOW