Air Quality Alert
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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AEUS73 KUNR 010838
AQAUNR
SDZ026-011145-

AIR QUALITY ALERT MESSAGE
SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL RESOURCES
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
238 AM MDT WED APR 1 2015

...AIR POLLUTION ALERT FOR DUST FOR RAPID CITY WEST OF THE GAP IN
EFFECT FROM 5 AM MDT UNTIL 7 PM MDT...

NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE EARLY THIS MORNING TO 25 TO 35 MPH
WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH. THE WINDS WILL SUBSIDE LATE THIS AFTERNOON.
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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