Air Quality Forecast

Thursday, December 8, 2022
Ozone AQI Rating Fine Particles AQI Rating
Alton Jones & Vicinity 33 Good Alton Jones & Vicinity 14 Good
Providence & Vicinity 32 Good Providence & Vicinity 28 Good
Southern & Coastalate 34 Good Southern & Coastal 16 Good
Friday, December 9, 2022
Ozone AQI Rating Fine Particles AQI Rating
Alton Jones & Vicinity 34 Good Alton Jones & Vicinity 22 Good
Providence & Vicinity 32 Good Providence & Vicinity 38 Good
Southern & Coastal 34 Good Southern & Coastal 26 Good
Saturday, December 10, 2022
Ozone AQI Rating Fine Particles AQI Rating
Alton Jones & Vicinity 29 Good Alton Jones & Vicinity 10 Good
Providence & Vicinity 28 Good Providence & Vicinity 28 Good
Southern & Coastal 30 Good Southern & Coastal 12 Good

Forecast Discussion

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 1:30 PM

Air quality looks GOOD for the remainder of the week and into the weekend.   High pressure builds in Thursday, with clear skies, temperatures around 50F, NNW flow, and clean air.   Winds northerly on Friday, but a little but lighter.    Cooler, continued dry, and sunny, with GOOD air.   A coastal low will wrap in some clouds and possible sprinkles on Saturday, with steady NE flow, very clean air.   Cool and clammy, with temperatures around 40F.

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