North Carolina Air Quality Forecast Center

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Air Quality observed on Friday, 08/26/2016 (Change date)

Asheville Ridge Tops

Friday

08/26/2016

GREEN

AQI = 39

Ozone

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

Asheville Valleys

Friday

08/26/2016

GREEN

AQI = 38

Ozone

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

Charlotte

Friday

08/26/2016

GREEN

AQI = 48

Ozone

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

Fayetteville

Friday

08/26/2016

GREEN

AQI = 48

Ozone

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Friday

08/26/2016

GREEN

AQI = 39

Ozone

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Friday

08/26/2016

GREEN

AQI = 43

Ozone

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Friday

08/26/2016

GREEN

AQI = 50

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

Friday

08/26/2016

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 39 GREEN
Asheville Valleys 38 1 GREEN
Charlotte 48 46 GREEN
Fayetteville 48 GREEN
Hickory 39 GREEN
Rocky Mount 43 GREEN
Triad 46 50 GREEN
Triangle 47 GREEN

Air Quality Forecast for Saturday, 08/27/2016

Forecast Map Unavailable

Asheville Ridge Tops

Saturday

08/27/2016

GREEN

AQI = 41

Ozone

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

Asheville Valleys

Saturday

08/27/2016

GREEN

AQI = 38

Ozone

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

Charlotte

Saturday

08/27/2016

YELLOW

AQI = 61

Ozone

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

Fayetteville

Saturday

08/27/2016

GREEN

AQI = 36

Ozone

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Saturday

08/27/2016

GREEN

AQI = 48

Ozone

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Saturday

08/27/2016

GREEN

AQI = 31

Ozone

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Saturday

08/27/2016

YELLOW

AQI = 67

Particle Pollution

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

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County Environmental Assistance and Protection

Triangle

Saturday

08/27/2016

GREEN

AQI = 47

Ozone

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

Last Updated: 08/27/2016 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 41 GREEN
Asheville Valleys 38 37 GREEN
Charlotte 61 34 YELLOW
Fayetteville 36 31 GREEN
Hickory 48 40 GREEN
Rocky Mount 31 30 GREEN
Triad

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County OEAP

58 67 YELLOW
Triangle 47 35 GREEN

Air Quality Forecast for Sunday, 08/28/2016

Forecast Map Unavailable

Asheville Ridge Tops

Sunday

08/28/2016

GREEN

AQI = 43

Ozone

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

Asheville Valleys

Sunday

08/28/2016

GREEN

AQI = 41

Particle Pollution

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

Charlotte

Sunday

08/28/2016

GREEN

AQI = 50

Ozone

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

Fayetteville

Sunday

08/28/2016

GREEN

AQI = 40

Ozone

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Sunday

08/28/2016

GREEN

AQI = 48

Particle Pollution

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Sunday

08/28/2016

GREEN

AQI = 36

Ozone

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Sunday

08/28/2016

YELLOW

AQI = 65

Ozone

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

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection

Triangle

Sunday

08/28/2016

GREEN

AQI = 43

Ozone

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

Last Updated: 08/27/2016 01:43 PM EDT

Good Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Unhealthy Very
Unhealthy
Forecast Area Ozone AQI PM2.5 AQI Color Code Notices
Asheville Ridge Tops 43 GREEN
Asheville Valleys 40 41 GREEN
Charlotte 50 47 GREEN
Fayetteville 40 38 GREEN
Hickory 47 48 GREEN
Rocky Mount 36 32 GREEN
Triad

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County OEAP

65 55 YELLOW
Triangle 43 42 GREEN