Air Quality Alert
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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AEUS73 KUNR 140921
AQAUNR
SDZ026-142200-

Air Quality Alert Message
South Dakota Department of Environment & Natural Resources
Relayed by the National Weather Service Rapid City SD
221 AM MST Thu Dec 14 2017

...AIR POLLUTION ALERT FOR DUST FOR RAPID CITY WEST OF THE GAP IN
EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON...

Northwest winds will increase early this morning to 25 to 35 mph
with some gusts to 50 mph. The winds will subside this afternoon.
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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