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Air Quality Forecast

Wednesday September 20, 2017
Ozone AQI Rating Fine Particles AQI Rating
Alton Jones & Vicinity 30 Good Alton Jones & Vicinity 10 Good
Providence & Vicinity 29 Good Providence & Vicinity 16 Good
Southern & Coastal 30 Good Southern & Coastal 10 Good
Thursday September 21, 2017
Ozone AQI Rating Fine Particles AQI Rating
Alton Jones & Vicinity 30 Good Alton Jones & Vicinity 10 Good
Providence & Vicinity 28 Good Providence & Vicinity 16 Good
Southern & Coastal 30 Good Southern & Coastal 10 Good
Friday September 22, 2017
Ozone AQI Rating Fine Particles AQI Rating
Alton Jones & Vicinity 30 Good Alton Jones & Vicinity 12 Good
Providence & Vicinity 29 Good Providence & Vicinity 18 Good
Southern & Coastal 30 Good Southern & Coastal 12 Good
 
Forecast Discussion

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 12:00 PM

Synopsis: Tropical Storm Jose will continue to drive our weather for the next several days and eventually weakens as it drifts northeast just offshore. North to northeast winds on Wed, Thurs, and Friday will result in comfortable temperatures in the 70s, mostly clouds skies, with periods of showers. Air quality will be excellent through that time. Winds will be gusting to near 40MPH for the next couple days, before slowly diminishing on Friday.

 

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