Rapid City Journal Media Group - Weather

Air Quality Alert until TUE 5:00 PM MST

Air Quality Alert remains in effect until 5:00 pm Tuesday for Rapid City, SD

...AIR POLLUTION ALERT FOR DUST FOR RAPID CITY WEST OF THE GAP IN EFFECT FROM 8 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 40 mph.

* WHERE...West of the Gap in Rapid City.

* WHEN...From 8 AM to 5 PM today.

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

Partly cloudy

Today

44° 

Humidity:57%
Cloud Coverage:59%
Wind:N at 27 mph
Chance of Snow:0%
UV Index:1 Low
Sunrise:07:22:36 AM
Sunset:04:44:38 PM
DayPrecipTemp
Partly cloudyTue
15%44° 
Partly cloudyWed
0%16° 
ClearThu
2%32° 21°
Partly cloudyFri
10%41° 23°
Mostly cloudySat
9%39° 33°
Partly cloudySun
4%47° 34°
Heavy snowMon
34%41° 18°
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