North Carolina Air Quality Forecast Center

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Air Quality observed on Wednesday, 05/22/2019 (Change date)

Charlotte

Wednesday

05/22/2019

YELLOW

AQI = 60

Particle Pollution

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

Fayetteville

Wednesday

05/22/2019

YELLOW

AQI = 54

Ozone

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Wednesday

05/22/2019

YELLOW

AQI = 54

Particle Pollution

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Wednesday

05/22/2019

GREEN

AQI = 46

Ozone

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Wednesday

05/22/2019

GREEN

AQI = 50

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

Wednesday

05/22/2019

GREEN

AQI = 50

Ozone

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

Western Ridge Tops

Wednesday

05/22/2019

GREEN

AQI = 46

Ozone

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

Western Valleys

Wednesday

05/22/2019

YELLOW

AQI = 52

Particle Pollution

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 47 60 YELLOW
Fayetteville 54 33 YELLOW
Hickory 43 54 YELLOW
Rocky Mount 46 23 GREEN
Triad 49 50 GREEN
Triangle 50 34 GREEN
Western Ridge Tops 46 GREEN
Western Valleys 45 52 YELLOW

Air Quality Forecast for Thursday, 05/23/2019

Forecast Map Unavailable

Charlotte

Thursday

05/23/2019

YELLOW

AQI = 80

Ozone

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

Fayetteville

Thursday

05/23/2019

GREEN

AQI = 48

Ozone

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Thursday

05/23/2019

YELLOW

AQI = 54

Ozone

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Thursday

05/23/2019

GREEN

AQI = 45

Ozone

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Thursday

05/23/2019

YELLOW

AQI = 54

Particle Pollution

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

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County Environmental Assistance and Protection

Triangle

Thursday

05/23/2019

YELLOW

AQI = 64

Ozone

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

Western Ridge Tops

Thursday

05/23/2019

YELLOW

AQI = 77

Ozone

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

Western Valleys

Thursday

05/23/2019

YELLOW

AQI = 54

Ozone

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

Last Updated: 05/23/2019 12:00 AM EDT

Good Moderate Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Unhealthy Very
Unhealthy
Forecast Area Ozone AQI PM2.5 AQI Color Code Notices
Charlotte 80 48 YELLOW
Fayetteville 48 37 GREEN
Hickory 54 51 YELLOW
Rocky Mount 45 27 GREEN
Triad

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County OEAP

45 54 YELLOW
Triangle 64 44 YELLOW
Western Ridge Tops 77 52 YELLOW
Western Valleys 54 52 YELLOW

Air Quality Forecast for Friday, 05/24/2019

Forecast Map Unavailable

Charlotte

Friday

05/24/2019

YELLOW

AQI = 74

Ozone

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

Fayetteville

Friday

05/24/2019

YELLOW

AQI = 58

Ozone

Cumberland and Harnett Counties

Hickory

Friday

05/24/2019

YELLOW

AQI = 58

Ozone

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties

Rocky Mount

Friday

05/24/2019

GREEN

AQI = 50

Particle Pollution

Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Triad

Friday

05/24/2019

YELLOW

AQI = 58

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

Friday

05/24/2019

YELLOW

AQI = 54

Ozone

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

Western Ridge Tops

Friday

05/24/2019

YELLOW

AQI = 64

Ozone

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

Western Valleys

Friday

05/24/2019

YELLOW

AQI = 60

Particle Pollution

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

Last Updated: 05/23/2019 02:29 PM EDT

Good Moderate Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Unhealthy Very
Unhealthy
Forecast Area Ozone AQI PM2.5 AQI Color Code Notices
Charlotte 74 58 YELLOW
Fayetteville 58 53 YELLOW
Hickory 58 52 YELLOW
Rocky Mount 48 50 GREEN
Triad

Forecast courtesy of Forsyth County OEAP

57 58 YELLOW
Triangle 54 51 YELLOW
Western Ridge Tops 64 60 YELLOW
Western Valleys 54 60 YELLOW