Air Quality Alert
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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AEUS73 KUNR 282018
AQAUNR
SDZ026-291500-

AIR QUALITY ALERT MESSAGE
SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL RESOURCES
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
220 PM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...AIR POLLUTION ALERT FOR DUST FOR RAPID CITY WEST OF THE GAP NOW IN
EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING UNTIL 9 AM SUNDAY MORNING...

NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE EARLY THIS EVENING TO 30 TO 45 MPH
WITH GUSTS TO 65 MPH. THE WINDS WILL DECREASE SUNDAY MORNING.
THE GUSTY WINDS WILL SUSPEND FINE DUST IN THE AIR OVER WEST RAPID
CITY PRODUCING POOR AIR QUALITY.

THE RAPID CITY AIR QUALITY OFFICE RECOMMENDS THE
ELDERLY...YOUNG...AND ANYONE WITH RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS AVOID
EXCESSIVE PHYSICAL EXERTION AND EXPOSURE TO THE OUTSIDE AIR.

VOLUNTARY ACTIONS TO REDUCE DUST POLLUTION INCLUDE...CEASING OR
REDUCING THE MANIPULATION OF SOIL IN
CONSTRUCTION...INDUSTRIAL...AND AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITIES...AND
INCREASING THE USE OF POLLUTION CONTROLS FOR SOIL
STABILIZATION...WASTE PITS...STOCK PILES...AND CONSTRUCTION
SITES.

&&

HOURLY DUST CONCENTRATIONS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE DENR WEB PAGE
HTTP://DENR.SD.GOV/DES/AQ/AAREALTIME.ASPX

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