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AEUS73 KUNR 231001
AQAUNR
SDZ026-240000-

AIR QUALITY ALERT MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
401 AM MDT WED APR 23 2014

...AIR POLLUTION ALERT FOR DUST FOR RAPID CITY WEST OF THE GAP
   FROM 900 AM MDT UNTIL 600 PM MDT TODAY...

NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 20 TO 35 MPH...WITH GUSTS TO
45 MPH...LATE THIS MORNING. WINDS WILL PERSIST THROUGH MUCH OF THE
AFTERNOON...DECREASING BY EARLY EVENING.

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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