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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 Thursday, 07/02/2015 (Change date)

Asheville Ridge Tops

Thursday

07/02/2015

GREEN

AQI = 42

Ozone

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

Asheville Valleys

Thursday

07/02/2015

YELLOW

AQI = 52

Particle Pollution

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

Charlotte

Thursday

07/02/2015

YELLOW

AQI = 53

Particle Pollution

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

Fayetteville

Thursday

07/02/2015

YELLOW

AQI = 57

Particle Pollution

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Thursday

07/02/2015

YELLOW

AQI = 60

Particle Pollution

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Thursday

07/02/2015

YELLOW

AQI = 69

Particle Pollution

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Thursday

07/02/2015

YELLOW

AQI = 62

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

Thursday

07/02/2015

GREEN

AQI = 42

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 42 GREEN
Asheville Valleys 35 52 YELLOW
Charlotte 47 53 YELLOW
Fayetteville 42 57 YELLOW
Hickory 40 60 YELLOW
Rocky Mount 45 69 YELLOW
Triad 42 62 YELLOW
Triangle 42 GREEN

Air Quality Forecast for Friday, 07/03/2015

Forecast Map Unavailable

Asheville Ridge Tops

Friday

07/03/2015

GREEN

AQI = 40

Ozone

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

Asheville Valleys

Friday

07/03/2015

GREEN

AQI = 40

Particle Pollution

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

Charlotte

Friday

07/03/2015

GREEN

AQI = 43

Particle Pollution

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

Fayetteville

Friday

07/03/2015

GREEN

AQI = 45

Particle Pollution

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Friday

07/03/2015

GREEN

AQI = 40

Particle Pollution

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Friday

07/03/2015

GREEN

AQI = 47

Particle Pollution

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Friday

07/03/2015

YELLOW

AQI = 52

Particle Pollution

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

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County Environmental Assistance and Protection

Triangle

Friday

07/03/2015

GREEN

AQI = 49

Particle Pollution

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

Last Updated: 07/03/2015 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 40 GREEN
Asheville Valleys 37 40 GREEN
Charlotte 42 43 GREEN
Fayetteville 37 45 GREEN
Hickory 38 40 GREEN
Rocky Mount 38 47 GREEN
Triad

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County OEAP

40 52 YELLOW
Triangle 40 49 GREEN

Air Quality Forecast for Saturday, 07/04/2015

Forecast Map Unavailable

Asheville Ridge Tops

Saturday

07/04/2015

GREEN

AQI = 40

Ozone

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

Asheville Valleys

Saturday

07/04/2015

GREEN

AQI = 43

Particle Pollution

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

Charlotte

Saturday

07/04/2015

GREEN

AQI = 43

Particle Pollution

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

Fayetteville

Saturday

07/04/2015

GREEN

AQI = 43

Particle Pollution

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Saturday

07/04/2015

GREEN

AQI = 40

Particle Pollution

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Saturday

07/04/2015

GREEN

AQI = 43

Particle Pollution

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Saturday

07/04/2015

YELLOW

AQI = 51

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

Saturday

07/04/2015

GREEN

AQI = 45

Particle Pollution

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

Last Updated: 07/03/2015 01:39 PM 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 34 43 GREEN
Charlotte 42 43 GREEN
Fayetteville 39 43 GREEN
Hickory 37 40 GREEN
Rocky Mount 39 43 GREEN
Triad

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County OEAP

39 51 YELLOW
Triangle 42 45 GREEN