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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 Monday, 08/31/2015 (Change date)

Asheville Ridge Tops

Monday

08/31/2015

GREEN

AQI = 41

Ozone

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

Asheville Valleys

Monday

08/31/2015

GREEN

AQI = 37

Ozone

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

Charlotte

Monday

08/31/2015

GREEN

AQI = 43

Ozone

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

Fayetteville

Monday

08/31/2015

GREEN

AQI = 25

Ozone / Particle Pollution

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Monday

08/31/2015

GREEN

AQI = 43

Ozone

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Monday

08/31/2015

GREEN

AQI = 48

Particle Pollution

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Monday

08/31/2015

GREEN

AQI = 40

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

08/31/2015

GREEN

AQI = 30

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 41 GREEN
Asheville Valleys 37 31 GREEN
Charlotte 43 28 GREEN
Fayetteville 25 25 GREEN
Hickory 43 40 GREEN
Rocky Mount 25 48 GREEN
Triad 40 30 GREEN
Triangle 30 GREEN

Air Quality Forecast for Tuesday, 09/01/2015

Forecast Map Unavailable

Asheville Ridge Tops

Tuesday

09/01/2015

GREEN

AQI = 46

Ozone

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

Asheville Valleys

Tuesday

09/01/2015

GREEN

AQI = 48

Particle Pollution

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

Charlotte

Tuesday

09/01/2015

YELLOW

AQI = 64

Ozone

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

Fayetteville

Tuesday

09/01/2015

GREEN

AQI = 42

Ozone

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Tuesday

09/01/2015

GREEN

AQI = 47

Ozone

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Tuesday

09/01/2015

GREEN

AQI = 39

Ozone

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Tuesday

09/01/2015

YELLOW

AQI = 54

Particle Pollution

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

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County Environmental Assistance and Protection

Triangle

Tuesday

09/01/2015

GREEN

AQI = 46

Ozone

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

Last Updated: 08/31/2015 02:35 PM EDT

Good Moderate Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Unhealthy Very
Unhealthy
Forecast Area Ozone AQI PM2.5 AQI Color Code Notices
Asheville Ridge Tops 46 GREEN
Asheville Valleys 46 48 GREEN
Charlotte 64 45 YELLOW
Fayetteville 42 35 GREEN
Hickory 47 45 GREEN
Rocky Mount 39 35 GREEN
Triad

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County OEAP

51 54 YELLOW
Triangle 46 45 GREEN

Air Quality Forecast for Wednesday, 09/02/2015

Forecast Map Unavailable

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