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SDZ026-081200-

AIR QUALITY ALERT MESSAGE
SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL RESOURCES
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
352 AM MST SUN FEB 7 2016

...AIR POLLUTION ALERT REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR DUST FOR RAPID CITY
WEST OF THE GAP THROUGH TONIGHT...

VERY STRONG WINDS ARE EXPECTED TODAY...WITH SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30
TO 40 MPH AND GUSTS OVER 60 MPH. WINDS WILL DECREASE TONIGHT BUT
STILL REMAIN BREEZY. 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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WYZ054-055-080000-

AIR QUALITY ALERT MESSAGE
WYOMING AIR QUALITY DIVISION
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
346 AM MST SUN FEB 7 2016

...BLOWING DUST HEALTH ALERT IN EFFECT FOR THE POWDER RIVER BASIN
OF NORTHEASTERN WYOMING FROM 500 AM TODAY UNTIL 500 PM THIS
EVENING...

STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH ARE
EXPECTED TODAY. WINDS WILL DECREASE THIS EVENING.

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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IDC041-071800-

IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY POCATELLO ID
AIR QUALITY ALERT MESSAGE
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
200 PM MST SAT FEB 6 2016

...AN AIR QUALITY ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED BY THE IDAHO
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY...

DUE TO ELEVATED POLLUTANT LEVELS AND A STABLE ATMOSPHERE...LOCAL
RESIDENTIAL WOOD BURNING RESTRICTION ORDINANCES ARE IN EFFECT FOR
FRANKLIN COUNTY.

THOSE INDIVIDUALS HAVING AN INHERENT SENSITIVITY TO INCREASED
PARTICULATE LEVELS ARE ENCOURAGED TO AVOID PROLONGED PHYSICAL
EXERTION OUTSIDE. AT THESE LEVELS THERE IS AN INCREASING
LIKELIHOOD OF RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS AND INCREASED AGGRAVATION OF
ASTHMA AND/OR LUNG AILMENTS.

ANOTHER STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED ABOUT 11 AM MST UNLESS
CONDITIONS IMPROVE AND THE ADVISORY IS NO LONGER NEEDED.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE ACCESS THE DEPARTMENTS
WEBSITE AT.../USE ALL LOWER CASE/...
HTTP://AIRQUALITY.DEQ.IDAHO.GOV

THIS STATEMENT IS ISSUED BY THE DEQ AIR QUALITY ANALYST...AIR
QUALITY DIVISION...POCATELLO IDAHO. CONTACT AT 208 236 6160.



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IDC059-071600-

Air Quality Alert Message
Idaho Department of Environmental Quality Idaho Falls ID
Relayed by National Weather Service Missoula MT
849 AM MST FRI FEB 5 2016

...An Air Quality Advisory has been issued by the Idaho Department of
Environmental Quality...

Due to strong temperature inversions...the air quality will range
from Moderate to Unhealthy in Lemhi county of Idaho including the
city of Salmon. This Advisory will remain in effect until air
quality has significantly improved.

Those individuals who are sensitive to increased particulate or smoke
levels are encouraged to avoid prolonged or strenuous outdoor
activity. All others should limit prolonged or strenuous outdoor
activity.

Another statement will be issued about 10 AM MST Monday, February
8 unless conditions improve and the alert is no longer needed.

For more information please access the department`s website at...
http://www.deq.idaho.gov/air-quality.aspx

This statement is issued by the DEQ Air Quality Analyst...Air Quality
Division...Idaho Falls, Idaho. Contact at 208 528 2650.



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