692  
AEUS73 KUNR 020905  
AQAUNR  
 
AIR QUALITY ALERT MESSAGE  
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD  
205 AM MST FRI DEC 2 2022  
 
SDZ026-030000-  
RAPID CITY-  
INCLUDING THE CITY OF RAPID CITY  
205 AM MST FRI DEC 2 2022  
 
...AIR POLLUTION ALERT FOR DUST FOR RAPID CITY WEST OF THE GAP IN  
EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO 5 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON...  
 
THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED IN COLLABORATION WITH THE  
SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES.  
 
* WHAT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH  
EXPECTED.  
 
* WHERE...WEST OF THE GAP IN RAPID CITY.  
 
* WHEN...FROM 7 AM MST THIS MORNING TO 5 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON.  
 
IMPACTS...THE GUSTY WINDS WILL SUSPEND FINE DUST IN THE AIR AND  
PRODUCE POOR AIR QUALITY.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
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 DANR WEB PAGE  
HTTP://DANR.SD.GOV/ENVIRONMENT/AIRQUALITY/AIRMONITORING/  
REALTIMEDATA.ASPX  
 

 
 
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