Air Quality Forecast

Thursday, September 22, 2022
Ozone AQI Rating Fine Particles AQI Rating
Alton Jones & Vicinity 39 Good Alton Jones & Vicinity 22 Good
Providence & Vicinity 39 Good Providence & Vicinity 38 Good
Southern & Coastalate 40 Good Southern & Coastal 22 Good
Friday September 23, 2022
Ozone AQI Rating Fine Particles AQI Rating
Alton Jones & Vicinity 32 Good Alton Jones & Vicinity 10 Good
Providence & Vicinity 31 Good Providence & Vicinity 18 Good
Southern & Coastal 33 Good Southern & Coastal 10 Good
Saturday, September 24, 2022
Ozone AQI Rating Fine Particles AQI Rating
Alton Jones & Vicinity 34 Good Alton Jones & Vicinity 12 Good
Providence & Vicinity 33 Good Providence &0db93amp; Vicinity 20 Good
Southern & Coastal 33 Good Southern & Coastal 12 Good

Forecast Discussion

Wednesday September 21, 2022 3:00 PM

Air quality looking GOOD over the next 3 days.   Some wild fire smoke will be moving through the area on Thursday, but looking upstream, it's only resulting in slightly elevated fine particles, remaining GOOD.   A really potent front will be pushing through RI tomorrow afternoon, with a chance of showers and thunder.   Slightly humid air will be quickly drying out during the evening with temperatures dropping with NNW flow developing as hurricane Fiona passes by offshore.   Very gusty NNW flow on Friday, with good mixing, and GOOD air quality.   A mix of sun and clouds, with highs topping out in the upper 50s.  Strong high pressure builds in on Saturday with breezy NW flow, highs into the mid 60s, and very 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

  • State Clean Air Programs: 1-401-222-2808
  • American Lung Association Lung Helpline: 1-800-586-4872

 

This information was provided by the:
Department of Environmental Management
Office of Air Resources
235 Promenade Street, Room 330, 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 x 2777430
Joseph A. Poccia at 401-222-2808 ext. 2774106