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Air Quality Forecast

Saturday January 13, 2018
Ozone AQI Rating Fine Particles AQI Rating
Alton Jones & Vicinity 32 Good Alton Jones & Vicinity 14 Good
Providence & Vicinity 31 Good Providence & Vicinity 28 Good
Southern & Coastal 32 Good Southern & Coastal 16 Good
Sunday January 14, 2018
Ozone AQI Rating Fine Particles AQI Rating
Alton Jones & Vicinity 32 Good Alton Jones & Vicinity 16 Good
Providence & Vicinity 31 Good Providence & Vicinity 30 Good
Southern & Coastal 32 Good Southern & Coastal 18 Good
Monday January 15, 2018
Ozone AQI Rating Fine Particles AQI Rating
Alton Jones & Vicinity 30 Good Alton Jones & Vicinity 20 Good
Providence & Vicinity 29 Good Providence & Vicinity 36 Good
Southern & Coastal 30 Good Southern & Coastal 22 Good
 
Forecast Discussion

Friday, January 12, 2018, 3:00 PM

Synopsis: Saturday starts mild and rainy with some possible rumbles of thunder and GOOD air quality. A sharp drop in temperature later in the day down below freezing as a strong cold front passes. Cold on Sunday with temperatures below freezing, mostly sunny skies, and GOOD air quality under mostly north winds. More clouds than sun on Monday with high pressure offshore, northeast winds, and GOOD air quality.

 

Air Quality Guide for Particle Pollution

Air Quality Index Levels of Health Concern Numerical Value Meaning
Good 0-50 Air quality is considered satisfactory and air pollution poses little or no risk.
Moderate 51-100 Air quality is acceptable; however, for some pollutants there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups 101-150 Members of sensitive groups may experience health effects. The general public is not likely to be affected.
Unhealthy 151-200 Everyone may begin to experience health effects; members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.
Very Unhealthy 201-300 Health Alert: Everyone may experience more serious health effects.
Very Unhealthy 200-301 Health warnings of emergency conditions. The entire population is more likely to be affected.

 

Phone Numbers

DEM's daily air quality readings: 1-401-222-2808
ALA's air pollution or lung health information: 1-800-LUNG-USA
State clean air programs: 1-401-222-2808

This information was provided by the:
Department of Environmental Management
Office of Air Resources
235 Promenade Street, Room 230, Providence, RI 02908

DEM provides a daily Ozone and Fine Particle forecast all year round.


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES


For further information, contact Darren Austin at 401-222-2808 x7430.



Rev. 7/21/16