Air Quality Forecast

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Ozone AQI Rating Fine Particles AQI Rating
Alton Jones & Vicinity 39 Good Alton Jones & Vicinity 20 Good
Providence & Vicinity 38 Good Providence & Vicinity 30 Good
Southern & Coastalate 40 Good Southern & Coastal 20 Good
Wednesday September 28, 2022
Ozone AQI Rating Fine Particles AQI Rating
Alton Jones & Vicinity 38 Good Alton Jones & Vicinity 14 Good
Providence & Vicinity 37 Good Providence & Vicinity 26 Good
Southern & Coastal 38 Good Southern & Coastal 14 Good
Thursday, September 29, 2022
Ozone AQI Rating Fine Particles AQI Rating
Alton Jones & Vicinity 36 Good Alton Jones & Vicinity 12 Good
Providence & Vicinity 35 Good Providence &0db93amp; Vicinity 20 Good
Southern & Coastal 37 Good Southern & Coastal 12 Good

Forecast Discussion

Monday September 26, 2022 3:00 PM

High pressure currently building in will hold through most of the week.   Air quality looking GOOD through the period.   Southwest flow on Tuesday, with increasingly sunny skies with highs around the low 70s.  Sunshine on Wednesday, with westerly flow, and highs in the upper 60s.   For Thursday, high pressure continues to camp west of the area, with flows shifting north.   Highs in the mid 60s, continue dry, with lots of sunshine. 

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