Air Quality Alert
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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AQAUNR
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AIR QUALITY ALERT MESSAGE
SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL RESOURCES
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
402 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

...AIR POLLUTION ALERT FOR DUST FOR RAPID CITY WEST OF THE GAP IN
EFFECT FROM 600 AM MDT UNTIL 800 PM MDT MONDAY...

NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE MONDAY MORNING TO 25 TO 40 MPH...WITH
SOME GUSTS TO AROUND 60 MPH DURING THE LATE MORNING AND
AFTERNOON. THE WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE MONDAY NIGHT. 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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