North Carolina Air Quality Forecast Center

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Air Quality observed on Wednesday, 03/22/2017 (Change date)

Asheville Ridge Tops

Wednesday

03/22/2017

YELLOW

AQI = 51

Ozone

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

Asheville Valleys

Wednesday

03/22/2017

GREEN

AQI = 49

Ozone

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

Charlotte

Wednesday

03/22/2017

GREEN

AQI = 45

Ozone

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

Fayetteville

Wednesday

03/22/2017

GREEN

AQI = 47

Ozone

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Wednesday

03/22/2017

GREEN

AQI = 48

Ozone

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Wednesday

03/22/2017

GREEN

AQI = 44

Ozone

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Wednesday

03/22/2017

GREEN

AQI = 50

Ozone

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

Data courtesy of Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection

Triangle

Wednesday

03/22/2017

GREEN

AQI = 47

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 51 YELLOW
Asheville Valleys 49 36 GREEN
Charlotte 45 28 GREEN
Fayetteville 47 27 GREEN
Hickory 48 23 GREEN
Rocky Mount 44 30 GREEN
Triad 50 24 GREEN
Triangle 47 31 GREEN

Air Quality Forecast for Thursday, 03/23/2017

Forecast Map Unavailable

Asheville Ridge Tops

Thursday

03/23/2017

YELLOW

AQI = 55

Ozone

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

Asheville Valleys

Thursday

03/23/2017

GREEN

AQI = 42

Ozone

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

Charlotte

Thursday

03/23/2017

GREEN

AQI = 45

Ozone

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

Fayetteville

Thursday

03/23/2017

GREEN

AQI = 42

Ozone

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Thursday

03/23/2017

YELLOW

AQI = 65

Particle Pollution

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Thursday

03/23/2017

GREEN

AQI = 39

Ozone

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Thursday

03/23/2017

GREEN

AQI = 44

Ozone

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

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County Environmental Assistance and Protection

Triangle

Thursday

03/23/2017

GREEN

AQI = 43

Ozone

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

Last Updated: 03/23/2017 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 55 30 YELLOW
Asheville Valleys 42 30 GREEN
Charlotte 45 30 GREEN
Fayetteville 42 30 GREEN
Hickory 40 65 YELLOW
Rocky Mount 39 30 GREEN
Triad

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County OEAP

44 27 GREEN
Triangle 43 30 GREEN

Air Quality Forecast for Friday, 03/24/2017

Forecast Map Unavailable

Asheville Ridge Tops

Friday

03/24/2017

GREEN

AQI = 42

Ozone

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

Asheville Valleys

Friday

03/24/2017

GREEN

AQI = 41

Ozone

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

Charlotte

Friday

03/24/2017

YELLOW

AQI = 51

Ozone

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

Fayetteville

Friday

03/24/2017

GREEN

AQI = 33

Ozone

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Friday

03/24/2017

GREEN

AQI = 49

Particle Pollution

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Friday

03/24/2017

GREEN

AQI = 32

Ozone

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Friday

03/24/2017

GREEN

AQI = 47

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

03/24/2017

GREEN

AQI = 36

Ozone

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

Last Updated: 03/23/2017 02:30 PM EDT

Good Moderate Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Unhealthy Very
Unhealthy
Forecast Area Ozone AQI PM2.5 AQI Color Code Notices
Asheville Ridge Tops 42 35 GREEN
Asheville Valleys 41 35 GREEN
Charlotte 51 33 YELLOW
Fayetteville 33 29 GREEN
Hickory 38 49 GREEN
Rocky Mount 32 25 GREEN
Triad

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County OEAP

47 35 GREEN
Triangle 36 31 GREEN