North Carolina Air Quality Forecast Center

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Air Quality observed on Thursday, 07/27/2017 (Change date)

Asheville Ridge Tops

Thursday

07/27/2017

GREEN

AQI = 36

Ozone

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

Asheville Valleys

Thursday

07/27/2017

YELLOW

AQI = 59

Particle Pollution

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

Charlotte

Thursday

07/27/2017

GREEN

AQI = 49

Ozone

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

Fayetteville

Thursday

07/27/2017

YELLOW

AQI = 52

Particle Pollution

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Thursday

07/27/2017

YELLOW

AQI = 53

Particle Pollution

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Thursday

07/27/2017

GREEN

AQI = 42

Ozone

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Thursday

07/27/2017

YELLOW

AQI = 61

Ozone

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

Data courtesy of Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection

Triangle

Thursday

07/27/2017

YELLOW

AQI = 54

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 36 GREEN
Asheville Valleys 38 59 YELLOW
Charlotte 49 43 GREEN
Fayetteville 52 YELLOW
Hickory 43 53 YELLOW
Rocky Mount 42 34 GREEN
Triad 61 YELLOW
Triangle 46 54 YELLOW

Air Quality Forecast for Friday, 07/28/2017

Forecast Map Unavailable

Asheville Ridge Tops

Friday

07/28/2017

GREEN

AQI = 45

Ozone / Particle Pollution

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

Asheville Valleys

Friday

07/28/2017

GREEN

AQI = 45

Particle Pollution

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

Charlotte

Friday

07/28/2017

GREEN

AQI = 47

Ozone

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

Fayetteville

Friday

07/28/2017

GREEN

AQI = 45

Particle Pollution

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Friday

07/28/2017

GREEN

AQI = 45

Particle Pollution

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Friday

07/28/2017

GREEN

AQI = 45

Particle Pollution

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Friday

07/28/2017

YELLOW

AQI = 51

Particle Pollution

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

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County Environmental Assistance and Protection

Triangle

Friday

07/28/2017

GREEN

AQI = 45

Ozone / Particle Pollution

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

Last Updated: 07/27/2017 02:52 PM EDT

Good Moderate Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Unhealthy Very
Unhealthy
Forecast Area Ozone AQI PM2.5 AQI Color Code Notices
Asheville Ridge Tops 45 45 GREEN
Asheville Valleys 40 45 GREEN
Charlotte 47 45 GREEN
Fayetteville 43 45 GREEN
Hickory 40 45 GREEN
Rocky Mount 38 45 GREEN
Triad

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County OEAP

37 51 YELLOW
Triangle 45 45 GREEN

Air Quality Forecast for Saturday, 07/29/2017

Forecast Map Unavailable

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