Air Quality Alert
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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AEUS73 KUNR 240947
AQAUNR
SDZ026-250215-

AIR QUALITY ALERT MESSAGE
SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL RESOURCES
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
247 AM MST SAT JAN 24 2015

...AIR POLLUTION ALERT FOR DUST FOR RAPID CITY WEST OF THE GAP IN
EFFECT FROM 900 AM UNTIL 700 PM...

NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE LATE THIS MORNING AND REACH SPEEDS
FROM 35 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH AT TIMES. 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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