Air Quality Alert
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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AEUS73 KUNR 071052
AQAUNR
SDZ026-081200-

AIR QUALITY ALERT MESSAGE
SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL RESOURCES
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
352 AM MST SUN FEB 7 2016

...AIR POLLUTION ALERT REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR DUST FOR RAPID CITY
WEST OF THE GAP THROUGH TONIGHT...

VERY STRONG WINDS ARE EXPECTED TODAY...WITH SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30
TO 40 MPH AND GUSTS OVER 60 MPH. WINDS WILL DECREASE TONIGHT BUT
STILL REMAIN BREEZY. 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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