North Carolina Air Quality Forecast Center

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Air Quality observed on Friday, 07/22/2016 (Change date)

Asheville Ridge Tops

Friday

07/22/2016

GREEN

AQI = 50

Ozone

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

Asheville Valleys

Friday

07/22/2016

GREEN

AQI = 42

Ozone

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

Charlotte

Friday

07/22/2016

YELLOW

AQI = 87

Ozone

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

Fayetteville

Friday

07/22/2016

GREEN

AQI = 44

Ozone

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Friday

07/22/2016

GREEN

AQI = 48

Ozone

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Friday

07/22/2016

GREEN

AQI = 44

Ozone

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Friday

07/22/2016

YELLOW

AQI = 80

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

07/22/2016

YELLOW

AQI = 58

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 50 GREEN
Asheville Valleys 42 29 GREEN
Charlotte 87 34 YELLOW
Fayetteville 44 GREEN
Hickory 48 GREEN
Rocky Mount 44 GREEN
Triad 80 39 YELLOW
Triangle 58 53 YELLOW

Air Quality Forecast for Saturday, 07/23/2016

Forecast Map Unavailable

Asheville Ridge Tops

Saturday

07/23/2016

ORANGE

AQI = 101

Ozone

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

Asheville Valleys

Saturday

07/23/2016

YELLOW

AQI = 87

Ozone

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

Charlotte

Saturday

07/23/2016

ORANGE

AQI = 108

Ozone

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

Fayetteville

Saturday

07/23/2016

YELLOW

AQI = 90

Ozone

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Saturday

07/23/2016

YELLOW

AQI = 87

Ozone

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Saturday

07/23/2016

YELLOW

AQI = 93

Ozone

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Saturday

07/23/2016

ORANGE

AQI = 106

Ozone

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

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County Environmental Assistance and Protection

Triangle

Saturday

07/23/2016

ORANGE

AQI = 101

Ozone

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

Last Updated: 07/23/2016 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 101 ORANGE

An open burning ban is currently in effect for this forecast area

Asheville Valleys 87 57 YELLOW
Charlotte 108 56 ORANGE

An open burning ban is currently in effect for this forecast area

Fayetteville 90 57 YELLOW
Hickory 87 55 YELLOW
Rocky Mount 93 52 YELLOW
Triad

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County OEAP

106 54 ORANGE

An open burning ban is currently in effect for this forecast area

Triangle 101 60 ORANGE

An open burning ban is currently in effect for this forecast area

Air Quality Forecast for Sunday, 07/24/2016

Forecast Map Unavailable

Forecast data for tomorrow will be available at 3:05 PM EDT.