North Carolina Air Quality Forecast Center

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Air Quality observed on Wednesday, 08/24/2016 (Change date)

Asheville Ridge Tops

Wednesday

08/24/2016

GREEN

AQI = 39

Ozone

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

Asheville Valleys

Wednesday

08/24/2016

GREEN

AQI = 44

Ozone

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

Charlotte

Wednesday

08/24/2016

YELLOW

AQI = 80

Ozone

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

Fayetteville

Wednesday

08/24/2016

GREEN

AQI = 44

Ozone

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Wednesday

08/24/2016

GREEN

AQI = 45

Ozone

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Wednesday

08/24/2016

GREEN

AQI = 43

Ozone

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Wednesday

08/24/2016

GREEN

AQI = 50

Ozone

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

Data courtesy of Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection

Triangle

Wednesday

08/24/2016

GREEN

AQI = 49

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 39 GREEN
Asheville Valleys 44 18 GREEN
Charlotte 80 37 YELLOW
Fayetteville 44 GREEN
Hickory 45 GREEN
Rocky Mount 43 GREEN
Triad 50 40 GREEN
Triangle 49 GREEN

Air Quality Forecast for Thursday, 08/25/2016

Forecast Map Unavailable

Asheville Ridge Tops

Thursday

08/25/2016

GREEN

AQI = 45

Ozone

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

Asheville Valleys

Thursday

08/25/2016

GREEN

AQI = 45

Ozone

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

Charlotte

Thursday

08/25/2016

YELLOW

AQI = 61

Ozone

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

Fayetteville

Thursday

08/25/2016

GREEN

AQI = 47

Ozone

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Thursday

08/25/2016

GREEN

AQI = 45

Ozone

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Thursday

08/25/2016

GREEN

AQI = 46

Ozone

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Thursday

08/25/2016

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

Thursday

08/25/2016

YELLOW

AQI = 51

Ozone

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

Last Updated: 08/24/2016 02:49 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 45 35 GREEN
Charlotte 61 35 YELLOW
Fayetteville 47 35 GREEN
Hickory 45 35 GREEN
Rocky Mount 46 35 GREEN
Triad

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County OEAP

61 46 YELLOW
Triangle 51 35 YELLOW

Air Quality Forecast for Friday, 08/26/2016

Forecast Map Unavailable

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