Air Quality Forecast
|Alton Jones & Vicinity||110||Unhealthy||Alton Jones & Vicinity||52||Moderate|
|Providence & Vicinity||101||Unhealthy||Providence & Vicinity||60||Moderate|
|Southern & Coastal||115||Unhealthly||Southern & Coastal||52||Moderate|
|Alton Jones & Vicinity||49||Good||Alton Jones & Vicinity||20||Good|
|Providence & Vicinity||46||Good||Providence & Vicinity||32||Good|
|Southern & Coastal||70||Moderate||Southern & Coastal||24||Good|
|Alton Jones & Vicinity||48||Good||Alton Jones & Vicinity||20||Good|
|Providence & Vicinity||46||Good||Providence & Vicinity||36||Good|
|Southern & Coastal||49||Good||Southern & Coastal||22||Good|
Thursday July 20, 2017, 2:30 PM
Synopsis: An air quality alert has been issued statewide for Thursday July 20th. Mostly sunny skies, favorable WSW flows, and the lack of any widespread afternoon showers should allow ozone to reach UNHEALTHY levels during the afternoon and late into this evening. It's recommended to avoid heavy exertion during those times. Fine particles are expected to reach MODERATE. A cold front approaches overnight, with an increased chance of showers and thunder. The front will linger offshore on Friday, with less humidity, and mostly sunny skies. In the vicinity of the front, ozone is expected to reach MODERATE along the immediate southern coast of the state. An area of low pressure on Sunday will bring the threat of showers 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.|
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
DEM provides a daily Ozone and Fine Particle forecast all year round.
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For further information, contact Darren Austin at 401-222-2808 x7430.