Thursday, May 3, is a code yellow air quality forecast day for the valleys of Asheville and Buncombe County. Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor activities. The rating is based on ozone levels and particulate matter.
For the ridge tops, it is a code orange air quality forecast. Air quality is unhealthy for sensitive groups. Children, active adults, and those with heart or respiratory disease, including asthma, should limit outdoor activity.
Click on the map below for an updated, detailed forecast.
For more information contact:
WNC Regional Air Quality Agency