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Air Quality Forecast

Friday May 26, 2017
Ozone AQI Rating Fine Particles AQI Rating
Alton Jones & Vicinity 35 Good Alton Jones & Vicinity 12 Good
Providence & Vicinity 34 Good Providence & Vicinity 22 Good
Southern & Coastal 35 Good Southern & Coastal 14 Good
Saturday May 27, 2017
Ozone AQI Rating Fine Particles AQI Rating
Alton Jones & Vicinity 39 Good Alton Jones & Vicinity 12 Good
Providence & Vicinity 38 Good Providence & Vicinity 22 Good
Southern & Coastal 39 Good Southern & Coastal 14 Good
Sunday May 28, 2017
Ozone AQI Rating Fine Particles AQI Rating
Alton Jones & Vicinity 41 Good Alton Jones & Vicinity 18 Good
Providence & Vicinity 40 Good Providence & Vicinity 28 Good
Southern & Coastal 42 Good Southern & Coastal 22 Good
 
Forecast Discussion

Thursday May 25, 2017, 2:00 PM

Synopsis: Air quality expected to be very GOOD through the remainder of the work week and into the weekend. A deep area of low pressure lingers Friday, with a chance of rain showers, especially earlier in the day. Highs top out near 60F with NW winds. A comfortable weather weekend in store. The sun returns Saturday, with temperatures into the mid 60s with light north winds. Periods of sun again on Sunday, highs again in the mid 60s.

 

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