068  
AEUS71 KBOX 180416  
AQABOX  
 
AIR QUALITY ALERT  
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA  
1216 AM EDT THU MAY 18 2017  
 
RIZ001>008-190300-  
NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-WESTERN KENT RI-  
EASTERN KENT RI-BRISTOL RI-WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI-BLOCK ISLAND RI-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF FOSTER, SMITHFIELD, PROVIDENCE, COVENTRY,  
WEST GREENWICH, EAST GREENWICH, WARWICK, WEST WARWICK, BRISTOL,  
NARRAGANSETT, WESTERLY, NEWPORT, AND NEW SHOREHAM  
1216 AM EDT THU MAY 18 2017  
 
...AIR QUALITY ALERT IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THURSDAY UNTIL 11 PM  
THURSDAY...  
 
THE RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL  
PROTECTION HAS ISSUED AN AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY FOR THE FOLLOWING  
COUNTIES...  
 
BLOCK ISLAND...BRISTOL...EASTERN KENT...NEWPORT...NORTHWEST  
PROVIDENCE...SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE...WASHINGTON...WESTERN KENT.  
 
AN AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY MEANS THAT GROUND LEVEL OZONE  
CONCENTRATIONS WITHIN THE REGION MAY APPROACH OR EXCEED UNHEALTHY  
STANDARDS. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT THE RHODE ISLAND  
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT WEBSITE AT:  
 
HTTP://WWW.DEM.RI.GOV/PROGRAMS/BENVIRON/AIR/PM.HTM  
 

 
 
MAZ004>007-010>023-026-190300-  
NORTHERN WORCESTER MA-CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA-WESTERN ESSEX MA-  
EASTERN ESSEX MA-EASTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-EASTERN HAMPDEN MA-  
SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-WESTERN NORFOLK MA-SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA-  
SUFFOLK MA-EASTERN NORFOLK MA-NORTHERN BRISTOL MA-  
WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-  
SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF BARRE, FITCHBURG, FRAMINGHAM, LOWELL,  
LAWRENCE, GLOUCESTER, AMHERST, NORTHAMPTON, SPRINGFIELD, MILFORD,  
WORCESTER, FOXBOROUGH, NORWOOD, CAMBRIDGE, BOSTON, QUINCY, TAUNTON,  
BROCKTON, PLYMOUTH, FALL RIVER, NEW BEDFORD, MATTAPOISETT, CHATHAM,  
FALMOUTH, PROVINCETOWN, VINEYARD HAVEN, AND AYER  
1216 AM EDT THU MAY 18 2017  
 
...AIR QUALITY ALERT IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THURSDAY UNTIL 11 PM  
THURSDAY...  
 
THE MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL  
PROTECTION HAS ISSUED AN AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY FOR THE FOLLOWING  
COUNTIES...  
 
BARNSTABLE...CENTRAL MIDDLESEX COUNTY...DUKES...EASTERN ESSEX...  
EASTERN HAMPDEN...EASTERN HAMPSHIRE...EASTERN NORFOLK...EASTERN  
PLYMOUTH...NORTHERN BRISTOL...NORTHERN WORCESTER...NORTHWEST  
MIDDLESEX COUNTY...SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX...SOUTHERN BRISTOL...SOUTHERN  
PLYMOUTH...SOUTHERN WORCESTER...SUFFOLK...WESTERN ESSEX...WESTERN  
NORFOLK...WESTERN PLYMOUTH.  
 
AN AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY MEANS THAT GROUND LEVEL OZONE  
CONCENTRATIONS WITHIN THE REGION MAY APPROACH OR EXCEED UNHEALTHY  
STANDARDS. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT THE MASSACHUSETTS  
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WEBSITE AT:  
 
HTTP://PUBLIC.DEP.STATE.MA.US/MASSAIR, OR CALL 1-800-882-1497.  
 

 
 
CTZ002>004-190300-  
HARTFORD CT-TOLLAND CT-WINDHAM CT-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF HARTFORD, WINDSOR LOCKS, UNION, VERNON,  
PUTNAM, AND WILLIMANTIC  
1216 AM EDT THU MAY 18 2017  
 
...AIR QUALITY ALERT IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THURSDAY UNTIL 11 PM  
THURSDAY...  
 
THE CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND  
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION HAS ISSUED AN AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY FOR  
THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...  
 
HARTFORD...TOLLAND...WINDHAM.  
 
AN AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY MEANS THAT OZONE WITHIN THE REGION MAY  
APPROACH OR EXCEED UNHEALTHY STANDARDS ESPECIALLY FOR SENSITIVE  
GROUPS. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...PLEASE VISIT THE CONNECTICUT  
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WEBSITE AT HTTP://WWW.CT.  
GOV/DEEP/AQI  
 
AN AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY MEANS THAT GROUND LEVEL OZONE  
CONCENTRATIONS WITHIN THE REGION MAY APPROACH OR EXCEED UNHEALTHY  
STANDARDS. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT THE CONNECTICUT  
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WEBSITE AT:  
 
HTTP://WWW.CT.GOV/DEEP/AQI  
 

 
 
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