North Carolina Air Quality Forecast Center

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Air Quality observed on Monday, 09/26/2016 (Change date)

Asheville Ridge Tops

Monday

09/26/2016

GREEN

AQI = 45

Ozone

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

Asheville Valleys

Monday

09/26/2016

GREEN

AQI = 44

Ozone

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

Charlotte

Monday

09/26/2016

GREEN

AQI = 44

Ozone

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

Fayetteville

Monday

09/26/2016

GREEN

AQI = 32

Ozone

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Monday

09/26/2016

GREEN

AQI = 44

Ozone

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Monday

09/26/2016

GREEN

AQI = 31

Ozone

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Monday

09/26/2016

GREEN

AQI = 39

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

09/26/2016

GREEN

AQI = 47

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 45 GREEN
Asheville Valleys 44 36 GREEN
Charlotte 44 39 GREEN
Fayetteville 32 GREEN
Hickory 44 GREEN
Rocky Mount 31 GREEN
Triad 39 25 GREEN
Triangle 34 47 GREEN

Air Quality Forecast for Tuesday, 09/27/2016

Forecast Map Unavailable

Asheville Ridge Tops

Tuesday

09/27/2016

GREEN

AQI = 40

Ozone

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

Asheville Valleys

Tuesday

09/27/2016

GREEN

AQI = 40

Particle Pollution

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

Charlotte

Tuesday

09/27/2016

GREEN

AQI = 45

Ozone / Particle Pollution

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

Fayetteville

Tuesday

09/27/2016

GREEN

AQI = 40

Ozone / Particle Pollution

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Tuesday

09/27/2016

GREEN

AQI = 40

Ozone / Particle Pollution

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Tuesday

09/27/2016

GREEN

AQI = 35

Ozone / Particle Pollution

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Tuesday

09/27/2016

GREEN

AQI = 36

Particle Pollution

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

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County Environmental Assistance and Protection

Triangle

Tuesday

09/27/2016

GREEN

AQI = 45

Particle Pollution

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

Last Updated: 09/27/2016 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 40 GREEN
Asheville Valleys 38 40 GREEN
Charlotte 45 45 GREEN
Fayetteville 40 40 GREEN
Hickory 40 40 GREEN
Rocky Mount 35 35 GREEN
Triad

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County OEAP

34 36 GREEN
Triangle 40 45 GREEN

Air Quality Forecast for Wednesday, 09/28/2016

Forecast Map Unavailable

Asheville Ridge Tops

Wednesday

09/28/2016

GREEN

AQI = 35

Ozone

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

Asheville Valleys

Wednesday

09/28/2016

GREEN

AQI = 40

Particle Pollution

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

Charlotte

Wednesday

09/28/2016

GREEN

AQI = 45

Particle Pollution

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

Fayetteville

Wednesday

09/28/2016

GREEN

AQI = 35

Particle Pollution

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Wednesday

09/28/2016

GREEN

AQI = 45

Particle Pollution

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Wednesday

09/28/2016

GREEN

AQI = 30

Ozone / Particle Pollution

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Wednesday

09/28/2016

GREEN

AQI = 43

Ozone

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

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection

Triangle

Wednesday

09/28/2016

GREEN

AQI = 35

Particle Pollution

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

Last Updated: 09/27/2016 01:51 PM EDT

Good Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Unhealthy Very
Unhealthy
Forecast Area Ozone AQI PM2.5 AQI Color Code Notices
Asheville Ridge Tops 35 GREEN
Asheville Valleys 33 40 GREEN
Charlotte 36 45 GREEN
Fayetteville 33 35 GREEN
Hickory 35 45 GREEN
Rocky Mount 30 30 GREEN
Triad

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County OEAP

43 40 GREEN
Triangle 33 35 GREEN