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High Wind Warning

Statement as of 2:55 PM MST on December 21, 2014

Expires 10:00 PM EST on December 22, 2014


... High Wind Warning in effect from 8 am to 8 PM MST Monday...

The National Weather Service in Rapid City has issued a High Wind
Warning... which is in effect from 8 am to 8 PM MST Monday.

* Timing... Monday morning through early Monday evening.

* Winds... northwesterly winds will increase to 30 to 45 mph with
gusts to around 60 mph during the morning hours. Winds will
persist into the early evening before slowly diminishing.

* 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 High Wind Warning means 40 mph winds... or gusts over 60 mph...
are expected or occurring.





Air Quality Alert

Statement as of 4:02 PM MST on December 21, 2014

Expires 10:00 PM EST on December 22, 2014


... Air pollution alert for dust for Rapid City west of The Gap in
effect from 600 am MDT until 800 PM MDT Monday...

Northwest winds will increase Monday morning to 25 to 40 mph... with
some gusts to around 60 mph during the late morning and
afternoon. The winds will gradually decrease Monday night. 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




402 PM MST sun Dec 21 2014

... Air pollution alert for dust for Rapid City west of The Gap in
effect from 600 am MDT until 800 PM MDT Monday...

Northwest winds will increase Monday morning to 25 to 40 mph... with
some gusts to around 60 mph during the late morning and
afternoon. The winds will gradually decrease Monday night. 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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