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Wind Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
1111 AM MDT FRI OCT 31 2014

.A TIGHT PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL PRODUCE STRONG SOUTHEASTERLY
WINDS ACROSS THE NORTHWEST AND WEST CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA PLAINS
THIS AFTERNOON.

SDZ001-002-012>014-026-031-032-072-073-010000-
/O.CON.KUNR.WI.Y.0037.141031T1800Z-141101T0000Z/
HARDING-PERKINS-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-RAPID CITY-
PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-
SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...LEMMON...BISON...
BELLE FOURCHE...FAITH...DUPREE...RAPID CITY...WALL...PHILIP...
STURGIS...UNION CENTER
1111 AM MDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT THIS EVENING.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL BE GUSTY THIS AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...SOUTHEASTERLY 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* IMPACTS...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 WIND ADVISORY MEANS 30 MPH WINDS...OR GUSTS OVER 45 MPH...ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.

&&

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Air Quality Alert

AIR QUALITY ALERT MESSAGE
SDZ026-010000-

AIR QUALITY ALERT MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
542 AM MDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...AIR POLLUTION ALERT FOR DUST FOR RAPID CITY WEST OF THE GAP
   FROM NOON UNTIL 600 PM MDT TODAY...

SOUTHEASTERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 15 TO 30 MPH...WITH GUSTS TO
45 MPH...AROUND MIDDAY. WINDS WILL PERSIST THROUGH MUCH OF THE
AFTERNOON...DECREASING AROUND SUNSET.

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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