NWS issues air quality alert for west Rapid City Friday

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The National Weather Service has issued an air pollution alert for dust in Rapid City for the area west of The Gap that will last from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.

Northwesterly winds of 25 to 40 miles per hour gusting to 60 miles per hour are forecasted during the alert period. The gusty winds are expected to suspend fine dust in the air, producing poor air quality.

The city’s Air Quality Office recommends the elderly, young and anyone with respiratory issues to consider limiting or avoiding physical exertion and limiting exposure to outside air during the alert period.

The public can monitor air quality conditions by visiting the Air Quality Index news item on the city’s home page.

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