North Carolina Air Quality Forecast Center

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Air Quality observed on Saturday, 07/23/2016 (Change date)

Asheville Ridge Tops

Saturday

07/23/2016

GREEN

AQI = 47

Ozone

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

Asheville Valleys

Saturday

07/23/2016

GREEN

AQI = 45

Ozone

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

Charlotte

Saturday

07/23/2016

YELLOW

AQI = 77

Ozone

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

Fayetteville

Saturday

07/23/2016

GREEN

AQI = 48

Ozone

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Saturday

07/23/2016

GREEN

AQI = 49

Ozone

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Saturday

07/23/2016

GREEN

AQI = 42

Ozone

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Saturday

07/23/2016

YELLOW

AQI = 80

Ozone

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

Data courtesy of Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection

Triangle

Saturday

07/23/2016

YELLOW

AQI = 71

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 47 GREEN
Asheville Valleys 45 30 GREEN
Charlotte 77 36 YELLOW
Fayetteville 48 GREEN
Hickory 49 GREEN
Rocky Mount 42 GREEN
Triad 80 46 YELLOW
Triangle 71 52 YELLOW

Air Quality Forecast for Sunday, 07/24/2016

Forecast Map Unavailable

Asheville Ridge Tops

Sunday

07/24/2016

ORANGE

AQI = 101

Ozone

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

Asheville Valleys

Sunday

07/24/2016

YELLOW

AQI = 90

Ozone

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

Charlotte

Sunday

07/24/2016

ORANGE

AQI = 127

Ozone

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

Fayetteville

Sunday

07/24/2016

YELLOW

AQI = 87

Ozone

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Sunday

07/24/2016

ORANGE

AQI = 101

Ozone

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Sunday

07/24/2016

YELLOW

AQI = 64

Ozone

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Sunday

07/24/2016

ORANGE

AQI = 104

Ozone

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

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County Environmental Assistance and Protection

Triangle

Sunday

07/24/2016

ORANGE

AQI = 104

Ozone

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

Last Updated: 07/24/2016 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 101 ORANGE

An open burning ban is currently in effect for this forecast area

Asheville Valleys 90 54 YELLOW
Charlotte 127 56 ORANGE

An open burning ban is currently in effect for this forecast area

Fayetteville 87 53 YELLOW
Hickory 101 57 ORANGE

An open burning ban is currently in effect for this forecast area

Rocky Mount 64 51 YELLOW
Triad

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County OEAP

104 56 ORANGE

An open burning ban is currently in effect for this forecast area

Triangle 104 60 ORANGE

An open burning ban is currently in effect for this forecast area

Air Quality Forecast for Monday, 07/25/2016

Forecast Map Unavailable

Asheville Ridge Tops

Monday

07/25/2016

YELLOW

AQI = 61

Ozone

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

Asheville Valleys

Monday

07/25/2016

YELLOW

AQI = 55

Particle Pollution

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

Charlotte

Monday

07/25/2016

ORANGE

AQI = 101

Ozone

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

Fayetteville

Monday

07/25/2016

YELLOW

AQI = 51

Ozone

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Monday

07/25/2016

YELLOW

AQI = 71

Ozone

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Monday

07/25/2016

GREEN

AQI = 48

Ozone

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Monday

07/25/2016

ORANGE

AQI = 101

Ozone

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

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection

Triangle

Monday

07/25/2016

YELLOW

AQI = 77

Ozone

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

Last Updated: 07/24/2016 02:34 PM EDT

Good Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Unhealthy Very
Unhealthy
Forecast Area Ozone AQI PM2.5 AQI Color Code Notices
Asheville Ridge Tops 61 YELLOW
Asheville Valleys 48 55 YELLOW
Charlotte 101 55 ORANGE

An open burning ban is currently in effect for this forecast area

Fayetteville 51 47 YELLOW
Hickory 71 51 YELLOW
Rocky Mount 48 41 GREEN
Triad

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County OEAP

101 58 ORANGE

An open burning ban is currently in effect for this forecast area

Triangle 77 54 YELLOW