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Air Quality Alert

SDZ026-291500-

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

...AIR POLLUTION ALERT FOR DUST FOR RAPID CITY WEST OF THE GAP NOW IN
EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING UNTIL 9 AM SUNDAY MORNING...

NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE EARLY THIS EVENING TO 30 TO 45 MPH
WITH GUSTS TO 65 MPH. THE WINDS WILL DECREASE 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

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
322 AM MDT SUN MAR 29 2015

SDZ001-002-012>014-024>032-041>044-046-047-049-072>074-WYZ054>058-
071-301300-
HARDING-PERKINS-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-
NORTHERN BLACK HILLS-NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-RAPID CITY-
SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-CENTRAL BLACK HILLS-SOUTHERN BLACK HILLS-
CUSTER CO PLAINS-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-FALL RIVER-SHANNON-
JACKSON-BENNETT-MELLETTE-TODD-TRIPP-STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-
SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-NORTHERN CAMPBELL-
SOUTHERN CAMPBELL-WESTERN CROOK-WYOMING BLACK HILLS-WESTON-
NORTHEASTERN CROOK-
322 AM MDT SUN MAR 29 2015 /422 AM CDT SUN MAR 29 2015/

...STRONG WINDS CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY THIS MORNING...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA AND
NORTHEASTERN WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY THIS
MORNING...THEN DECREASE THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE DAY. GUSTS OF
50 TO 60 MPH WILL BE FOUND ACROSS MUCH OF WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA
EARLY THIS MORNING.

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL BE IN THE VERY HIGH TO
EXTREME CATEGORY TODAY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE FOR MONDAY AND
TUESDAY...WITH THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX IN THE EXTREME
CATEGORY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY.

&&

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR FURTHER DETAILS OR UPDATES...
OR CHECK OUR WEB SITE AT WEATHER.GOV/RAPIDCITY

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High Wind Warning

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
249 AM MDT SUN MAR 29 2015

.STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY THIS MORNING.

SDZ013-014-026-030>032-042>044-072>074-291500-
/O.CON.KUNR.HW.W.0003.000000T0000Z-150329T1500Z/
NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-RAPID CITY-CUSTER CO PLAINS-
PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-SHANNON-JACKSON-BENNETT-
STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-
HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FAITH...DUPREE...RAPID CITY...FOLSOM...
WALL...PHILIP...PINE RIDGE...KYLE...KADOKA...MARTIN...STURGIS...
UNION CENTER...HERMOSA
249 AM MDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM MDT THIS
MORNING...

A HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM MDT THIS
MORNING.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 60 MPH.

* IMPACTS...HIGH WINDS CAN BLOW DOWN LARGE TREES...AND DAMAGE
  ROOFS...SMALL OUTBUILDINGS...AND SIGNS. SUDDEN WIND GUSTS CAN
  CAUSE DRIVERS TO LOSE CONTROL...ESPECIALLY IN LIGHTWEIGHT OR
  HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. STRONG WINDS CAN CAUSE BLOWING DUST...
  REDUCED VISIBILITY...AND FLYING DEBRIS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS 40 MPH WINDS...OR GUSTS OVER 60 MPH...
ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.

&&

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