Air Quality Alert
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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AIR QUALITY ALERT MESSAGE
SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL RESOURCES
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
247 AM MST WED JAN 28 2015

...AIR POLLUTION ALERT FOR DUST FOR RAPID CITY WEST OF THE GAP IN
EFFECT FROM LATE THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE LATE THIS MORNING TO 25 TO 35 MPH
WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH. THE WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE
AFTERNOON THEN DECREASE THIS EVENING. 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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