Planning >> Air Awareness >> Air Quality Forecast Center

North Carolina Air Quality Forecast Center

Welcome to the Air Quality Forecast web page. Tomorrow's forecasts are posted each day by 3pm (EDT) and are updated at 10am the next morning, if necessary.

Air Quality observed on Friday, 08/28/2015 (Change date)

Asheville Ridge Tops

Friday

08/28/2015

GREEN

AQI = 50

Ozone

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

Asheville Valleys

Friday

08/28/2015

YELLOW

AQI = 52

Particle Pollution

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

Charlotte

Friday

08/28/2015

YELLOW

AQI = 58

Ozone

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

Fayetteville

Friday

08/28/2015

GREEN

AQI = 47

Ozone

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Friday

08/28/2015

YELLOW

AQI = 80

Ozone

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Friday

08/28/2015

GREEN

AQI = 42

Ozone

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Friday

08/28/2015

YELLOW

AQI = 77

Ozone

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

Data courtesy of Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection

Triangle

Friday

08/28/2015

YELLOW

AQI = 51

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 50 GREEN
Asheville Valleys 50 52 YELLOW
Charlotte 58 54 YELLOW
Fayetteville 47 34 GREEN
Hickory 80 58 YELLOW
Rocky Mount 42 30 GREEN
Triad 77 54 YELLOW
Triangle 50 51 YELLOW

Air Quality Forecast for Saturday, 08/29/2015

Forecast Map Unavailable

Asheville Ridge Tops

Saturday

08/29/2015

GREEN

AQI = 49

Ozone

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

Asheville Valleys

Saturday

08/29/2015

YELLOW

AQI = 51

Particle Pollution

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

Charlotte

Saturday

08/29/2015

YELLOW

AQI = 64

Ozone

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

Fayetteville

Saturday

08/29/2015

GREEN

AQI = 47

Ozone

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Saturday

08/29/2015

YELLOW

AQI = 64

Ozone

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Saturday

08/29/2015

GREEN

AQI = 47

Ozone

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Saturday

08/29/2015

YELLOW

AQI = 61

Ozone

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

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County Environmental Assistance and Protection

Triangle

Saturday

08/29/2015

YELLOW

AQI = 51

Ozone / Particle Pollution

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

Last Updated: 08/29/2015 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 49 GREEN
Asheville Valleys 46 51 YELLOW
Charlotte 64 48 YELLOW
Fayetteville 47 43 GREEN
Hickory 64 51 YELLOW
Rocky Mount 47 43 GREEN
Triad

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County OEAP

61 53 YELLOW
Triangle 51 51 YELLOW

Air Quality Forecast for Sunday, 08/30/2015

Forecast Map Unavailable

Asheville Ridge Tops

Sunday

08/30/2015

GREEN

AQI = 45

Ozone

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

Asheville Valleys

Sunday

08/30/2015

YELLOW

AQI = 51

Particle Pollution

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

Charlotte

Sunday

08/30/2015

GREEN

AQI = 48

Particle Pollution

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

Fayetteville

Sunday

08/30/2015

GREEN

AQI = 45

Ozone

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Sunday

08/30/2015

YELLOW

AQI = 51

Particle Pollution

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Sunday

08/30/2015

GREEN

AQI = 45

Ozone

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Sunday

08/30/2015

YELLOW

AQI = 54

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

Sunday

08/30/2015

GREEN

AQI = 48

Ozone / Particle Pollution

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

Last Updated: 08/29/2015 02:45 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 GREEN
Asheville Valleys 40 51 YELLOW
Charlotte 47 48 GREEN
Fayetteville 45 40 GREEN
Hickory 47 51 YELLOW
Rocky Mount 45 40 GREEN
Triad

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County OEAP

48 54 YELLOW
Triangle 48 48 GREEN