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Air Quality Forecast

Monday May 21, 2018
Ozone AQI Rating Fine Particles AQI Rating
Alton Jones & Vicinity 48 Good Alton Jones & Vicinity 14 Good
Providence & Vicinity 46 Good Providence & Vicinity 28 Good
Southern & Coastal 49 Good Southern & Coastal 16 Good
Tuesday May 22, 2018
Ozone AQI Rating Fine Particles AQI Rating
Alton Jones & Vicinity 43 Good Alton Jones & Vicinity 18 Good
Providence & Vicinity 41 Good Providence & Vicinity 28 Good
Southern & Coastal 44 Good Southern & Coastal 20 Good
Wednesday May 23, 2018
Ozone AQI Rating Fine Particles AQI Rating
Alton Jones & Vicinity 44 Good Alton Jones & Vicinity 16 Good
Providence & Vicinity 42 Good Providence & Vicinity 28 Good
Southern & Coastal 43 Good Southern & Coastal 20 Good
 
Forecast Discussion

Monday May 21, 2018, 9:00 AM

Monday will be a spectacular day, with highs into the mid 70s, comfortable dewpoints, light winds, and GOOD air quality. A wave of low pressure sliding across the northern tier of the US will bring cloudy skies, possible late day showers, light south winds, and continued GOOD air quality. Temperatures expected to remain in the 60s. This system lingers early Wednesday, with potential early showers, will more breaks of sun expected late day. Air quality again GOOD with light northwest winds and highs in the mid 70s.

 

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