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SDZ026-291100-

AIR QUALITY ALERT MESSAGE
SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL RESOURCES
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
1010 AM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...AIR POLLUTION ALERT FOR DUST FOR RAPID CITY WEST OF THE GAP IN
EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING UNTIL 5 AM SUNDAY MORNING.

NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE EARLY THIS EVENING TO 30 TO 45 MPH
WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH. THE WINDS WILL DECREASE EARLY SUNDAY
MORNING. 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

$$

WYZ054-055-290600-

AIR QUALITY ALERT MESSAGE
WYOMING AIR QUALITY DIVISION
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
1010 AM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...BLOWING DUST HEALTH ALERT IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF POWDER RIVER
BASIN OF NORTHEASTERN WYOMING FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON UNTIL
MIDNIGHT TONIGHT...

WEST WIND OF 20 TO 35 MPH EARLY THIS AFTERNOON WILL SHIFT TO THE
NORTHWEST AND INCREASE TO 30 TO 40 MPH...WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH.
THE WINDS WILL DECREASE AROUND MIDNIGHT.

THE WYOMING AIR QUALITY DIVISION RECOMMENDS THE ELDERLY...YOUNG
CHILDREN...AND INDIVIDUALS WITH RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS AVOID
EXCESSIVE PHYSICAL EXERTION AND MINIMIZE OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
DURING THIS TIME. ALTHOUGH THESE PEOPLE ARE MOST SUSCEPTIBLE TO
HEALTH IMPACTS...THE AIR QUALITY DIVISION ALSO ADVISES THAT
EVERYONE SHOULD AVOID PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO THE POOR AIR QUALITY
CONDITIONS.

$$

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