Air Quality Forecast

Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Ozone AQI Rating Fine Particles AQI Rating
Alton Jones & Vicinity 29 Good Alton Jones & Vicinity 10 Good
Providence & Vicinity 27 Good Providence & Vicinity 15 Good
Southern & Coastalate 29 Good Southern & Coastal 10 Good
Wednesday October 5, 2022
Ozone AQI Rating Fine Particles AQI Rating
Alton Jones & Vicinity 29 Good Alton Jones & Vicinity 12 Good
Providence & Vicinity 28 Good Providence & Vicinity 20 Good
Southern & Coastal 29 Good Southern & Coastal 10 Good
Thursday, October 6, 2022
Ozone AQI Rating Fine Particles AQI Rating
Alton Jones & Vicinity 32 Good Alton Jones & Vicinity 12 Good
Providence & Vicinity 31 Good Providence &0db93amp; Vicinity 20 Good
Southern & Coastal 32 Good Southern & Coastal 12 Good

Forecast Discussion

Monday October 3, 2022 3:00 PM

Air quality looking excellent for the next three days, the weather not so much until Thursday.   A broad area of coastal low pressure, which includes the remnants of hurricane Ian, has been spinning offshore.   Gusty NE flow on Tuesday and Wednesday, with a chance of rain each day.    Highs in the mid to upper 50s.    Sunshine returns on Thursday, as high pressure noses in from the SE, while that pesky low pressure finally exits the area.   Highs back into the mid to upper 60s, with light winds from the north. 

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