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 Tuesday, 10/17/2017 (Change date)

Asheville Ridge Tops

Tuesday

10/17/2017

GREEN

AQI = 49

Ozone

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

Asheville Valleys

Tuesday

10/17/2017

GREEN

AQI = 32

Ozone

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

Charlotte

Tuesday

10/17/2017

GREEN

AQI = 37

Ozone

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

Fayetteville

Tuesday

10/17/2017

GREEN

AQI = 33

Ozone

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Tuesday

10/17/2017

GREEN

AQI = 36

Ozone

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Tuesday

10/17/2017

GREEN

AQI = 31

Ozone

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Tuesday

10/17/2017

GREEN

AQI = 32

Ozone

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

Data courtesy of Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection

Triangle

Tuesday

10/17/2017

GREEN

AQI = 33

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 49 GREEN
Asheville Valleys 32 15 GREEN
Charlotte 37 25 GREEN
Fayetteville 33 17 GREEN
Hickory 36 15 GREEN
Rocky Mount 31 10 GREEN
Triad 32 20 GREEN
Triangle 33 23 GREEN

Air Quality Forecast for Wednesday, 10/18/2017

Forecast Map Unavailable

Asheville Ridge Tops

Wednesday

10/18/2017

GREEN

AQI = 42

Ozone

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

Asheville Valleys

Wednesday

10/18/2017

GREEN

AQI = 40

Particle Pollution

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

Charlotte

Wednesday

10/18/2017

GREEN

AQI = 41

Particle Pollution

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

Fayetteville

Wednesday

10/18/2017

GREEN

AQI = 38

Particle Pollution

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Wednesday

10/18/2017

GREEN

AQI = 41

Particle Pollution

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Wednesday

10/18/2017

GREEN

AQI = 35

Particle Pollution

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Wednesday

10/18/2017

GREEN

AQI = 38

Ozone

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

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County Environmental Assistance and Protection

Triangle

Wednesday

10/18/2017

GREEN

AQI = 43

Particle Pollution

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

Last Updated: 10/18/2017 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 42 40 GREEN
Asheville Valleys 37 40 GREEN
Charlotte 40 41 GREEN
Fayetteville 35 38 GREEN
Hickory 36 41 GREEN
Rocky Mount 32 35 GREEN
Triad

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County OEAP

38 30 GREEN
Triangle 39 43 GREEN

Air Quality Forecast for Thursday, 10/19/2017

Forecast Map Unavailable

Asheville Ridge Tops

Thursday

10/19/2017

GREEN

AQI = 45

Ozone

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

Asheville Valleys

Thursday

10/19/2017

GREEN

AQI = 35

Ozone

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

Charlotte

Thursday

10/19/2017

GREEN

AQI = 35

Ozone

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

Fayetteville

Thursday

10/19/2017

GREEN

AQI = 35

Ozone

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Thursday

10/19/2017

GREEN

AQI = 35

Ozone

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Thursday

10/19/2017

GREEN

AQI = 35

Ozone

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Thursday

10/19/2017

GREEN

AQI = 42

Ozone

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

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection

Triangle

Thursday

10/19/2017

GREEN

AQI = 35

Ozone

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

Last Updated: 10/18/2017 01:38 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 30 GREEN
Asheville Valleys 35 30 GREEN
Charlotte 35 30 GREEN
Fayetteville 35 30 GREEN
Hickory 35 30 GREEN
Rocky Mount 35 30 GREEN
Triad

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County OEAP

42 35 GREEN
Triangle 35 30 GREEN