North Carolina Air Quality Forecast Center

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Air Quality observed on Monday, 01/16/2017 (Change date)

Asheville Ridge Tops

Monday

01/16/2017

GREEN

AQI = 34

Ozone

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

Asheville Valleys

Monday

01/16/2017

YELLOW

AQI = 64

Particle Pollution

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

Charlotte

Monday

01/16/2017

YELLOW

AQI = 57

Particle Pollution

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

Fayetteville

Monday

01/16/2017

GREEN

AQI = 35

Particle Pollution

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Monday

01/16/2017

YELLOW

AQI = 55

Particle Pollution

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Monday

01/16/2017

GREEN

AQI = 29

Ozone

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Monday

01/16/2017

GREEN

AQI = 37

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

Monday

01/16/2017

GREEN

AQI = 47

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 34 GREEN
Asheville Valleys 64 YELLOW
Charlotte 22 57 YELLOW
Fayetteville 35 GREEN
Hickory 55 YELLOW
Rocky Mount 29 27 GREEN
Triad 37 GREEN
Triangle 31 47 GREEN

Air Quality Forecast for Tuesday, 01/17/2017

Forecast Map Unavailable

Asheville Ridge Tops

Tuesday

01/17/2017

YELLOW

AQI = 65

Particle Pollution

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

Asheville Valleys

Tuesday

01/17/2017

YELLOW

AQI = 65

Particle Pollution

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

Charlotte

Tuesday

01/17/2017

YELLOW

AQI = 65

Particle Pollution

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

Fayetteville

Tuesday

01/17/2017

YELLOW

AQI = 60

Particle Pollution

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Tuesday

01/17/2017

YELLOW

AQI = 65

Particle Pollution

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Tuesday

01/17/2017

YELLOW

AQI = 55

Particle Pollution

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Tuesday

01/17/2017

YELLOW

AQI = 52

Particle Pollution

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

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County Environmental Assistance and Protection

Triangle

Tuesday

01/17/2017

YELLOW

AQI = 65

Particle Pollution

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

Last Updated: 01/16/2017 01:55 PM EST

Good Moderate Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Unhealthy Very
Unhealthy
Forecast Area Ozone AQI PM2.5 AQI Color Code Notices
Asheville Ridge Tops 65 YELLOW
Asheville Valleys 65 YELLOW
Charlotte 65 YELLOW
Fayetteville 60 YELLOW
Hickory 65 YELLOW
Rocky Mount 55 YELLOW
Triad

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County OEAP

52 YELLOW
Triangle 65 YELLOW

Air Quality Forecast for Wednesday, 01/18/2017

Forecast Map Unavailable

Asheville Ridge Tops

Wednesday

01/18/2017

GREEN

AQI = 35

Particle Pollution

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

Asheville Valleys

Wednesday

01/18/2017

GREEN

AQI = 35

Particle Pollution

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

Charlotte

Wednesday

01/18/2017

GREEN

AQI = 35

Particle Pollution

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

Fayetteville

Wednesday

01/18/2017

GREEN

AQI = 35

Particle Pollution

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Wednesday

01/18/2017

GREEN

AQI = 35

Particle Pollution

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Wednesday

01/18/2017

GREEN

AQI = 30

Particle Pollution

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Wednesday

01/18/2017

GREEN

AQI = 42

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

Wednesday

01/18/2017

GREEN

AQI = 35

Particle Pollution

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

Last Updated: 01/17/2017 01:55 PM EST

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

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County OEAP

42 GREEN
Triangle 35 GREEN