North Carolina Air Quality Forecast Center

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Air Quality observed on Monday, 02/20/2017 (Change date)

Asheville Ridge Tops

Monday

02/20/2017

YELLOW

AQI = 64

Ozone

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

Asheville Valleys

Monday

02/20/2017

GREEN

AQI = 43

Particle Pollution

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

Charlotte

Monday

02/20/2017

YELLOW

AQI = 52

Particle Pollution

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

Fayetteville

Monday

02/20/2017

YELLOW

AQI = 52

Particle Pollution

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Monday

02/20/2017

GREEN

AQI = 48

Ozone

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Monday

02/20/2017

YELLOW

AQI = 56

Particle Pollution

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Monday

02/20/2017

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

Monday

02/20/2017

YELLOW

AQI = 56

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 64 YELLOW
Asheville Valleys 43 GREEN
Charlotte 46 52 YELLOW
Fayetteville 52 YELLOW
Hickory 48 40 GREEN
Rocky Mount 44 56 YELLOW
Triad 50 46 GREEN
Triangle 47 56 YELLOW

Air Quality Forecast for Tuesday, 02/21/2017

Forecast Map Unavailable

Asheville Ridge Tops

Tuesday

02/21/2017

YELLOW

AQI = 75

Particle Pollution

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

Asheville Valleys

Tuesday

02/21/2017

YELLOW

AQI = 75

Particle Pollution

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

Charlotte

Tuesday

02/21/2017

YELLOW

AQI = 51

Particle Pollution

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

Fayetteville

Tuesday

02/21/2017

GREEN

AQI = 45

Particle Pollution

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Tuesday

02/21/2017

YELLOW

AQI = 51

Particle Pollution

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Tuesday

02/21/2017

GREEN

AQI = 40

Particle Pollution

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Tuesday

02/21/2017

YELLOW

AQI = 56

Particle Pollution

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

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County Environmental Assistance and Protection

Triangle

Tuesday

02/21/2017

YELLOW

AQI = 51

Particle Pollution

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

Last Updated: 02/20/2017 03:04 PM EST

Good Moderate Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Unhealthy Very
Unhealthy
Forecast Area Ozone AQI PM2.5 AQI Color Code Notices
Asheville Ridge Tops 75 YELLOW
Asheville Valleys 75 YELLOW
Charlotte 51 YELLOW
Fayetteville 45 GREEN
Hickory 51 YELLOW
Rocky Mount 40 GREEN
Triad

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County OEAP

56 YELLOW
Triangle 51 YELLOW

Air Quality Forecast for Wednesday, 02/22/2017

Forecast Map Unavailable

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