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, 03/18/2019 (Change date)

Charlotte

Monday

03/18/2019

GREEN

AQI = 49

Ozone

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

Fayetteville

Monday

03/18/2019

YELLOW

AQI = 51

Ozone

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Monday

03/18/2019

GREEN

AQI = 47

Ozone

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Monday

03/18/2019

GREEN

AQI = 44

Ozone

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Monday

03/18/2019

GREEN

AQI = 46

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

03/18/2019

YELLOW

AQI = 56

Particle Pollution

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

Western Ridge Tops

Monday

03/18/2019

YELLOW

AQI = 54

Ozone

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

Western Valleys

Monday

03/18/2019

GREEN

AQI = 47

Ozone

Elevations below 4000 feet in Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Madison, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey Counties
Good Moderate Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Unhealthy Very
Unhealthy
Area Ozone AQI PM2.5 AQI Color Code
Charlotte 49 38 GREEN
Fayetteville 51 37 YELLOW
Hickory 47 5 GREEN
Rocky Mount 44 16 GREEN
Triad 46 31 GREEN
Triangle 48 56 YELLOW
Western Ridge Tops 54 YELLOW
Western Valleys 47 33 GREEN

Air Quality Forecast for Tuesday, 03/19/2019

Forecast Map Unavailable

Charlotte

Tuesday

03/19/2019

GREEN

AQI = 45

Ozone

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

Fayetteville

Tuesday

03/19/2019

GREEN

AQI = 43

Ozone

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Tuesday

03/19/2019

GREEN

AQI = 43

Ozone

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Tuesday

03/19/2019

GREEN

AQI = 43

Ozone

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Tuesday

03/19/2019

GREEN

AQI = 47

Ozone

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

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County Environmental Assistance and Protection

Triangle

Tuesday

03/19/2019

GREEN

AQI = 45

Ozone

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

Western Ridge Tops

Tuesday

03/19/2019

YELLOW

AQI = 51

Ozone / Particle Pollution

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

Western Valleys

Tuesday

03/19/2019

YELLOW

AQI = 51

Particle Pollution

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

Last Updated: 03/19/2019 10:31 AM EDT

Good Moderate Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Unhealthy Very
Unhealthy
Forecast Area Ozone AQI PM2.5 AQI Color Code Notices
Charlotte 45 30 GREEN
Fayetteville 43 30 GREEN
Hickory 43 30 GREEN
Rocky Mount 43 30 GREEN
Triad

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County OEAP

47 32 GREEN
Triangle 45 30 GREEN
Western Ridge Tops 51 51 YELLOW
Western Valleys 43 51 YELLOW

Air Quality Forecast for Wednesday, 03/20/2019

Forecast Map Unavailable

Charlotte

Wednesday

03/20/2019

YELLOW

AQI = 51

Particle Pollution

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

Fayetteville

Wednesday

03/20/2019

GREEN

AQI = 33

Ozone

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Wednesday

03/20/2019

YELLOW

AQI = 51

Particle Pollution

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Wednesday

03/20/2019

GREEN

AQI = 30

Ozone / Particle Pollution

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Wednesday

03/20/2019

GREEN

AQI = 49

Ozone

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

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection

Triangle

Wednesday

03/20/2019

GREEN

AQI = 40

Ozone / Particle Pollution

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

Western Ridge Tops

Wednesday

03/20/2019

YELLOW

AQI = 51

Ozone / Particle Pollution

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

Western Valleys

Wednesday

03/20/2019

YELLOW

AQI = 51

Particle Pollution

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

Last Updated: 03/19/2019 02:32 PM EDT

Good Moderate Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Unhealthy Very
Unhealthy
Forecast Area Ozone AQI PM2.5 AQI Color Code Notices
Charlotte 50 51 YELLOW
Fayetteville 33 30 GREEN
Hickory 45 51 YELLOW
Rocky Mount 30 30 GREEN
Triad

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County OEAP

49 36 GREEN
Triangle 40 40 GREEN
Western Ridge Tops 51 51 YELLOW
Western Valleys 48 51 YELLOW