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High Wind Warning

Statement as of 2:57 AM MDT on March 28, 2015

Expires 7:00 AM EDT on March 29, 2015


... High Wind Warning in effect from 6 PM this evening to 5 am MDT
Sunday...

The National Weather Service in Rapid City has issued a High Wind
Warning... which is in effect from 6 PM this evening to 5 am MDT
Sunday.

* Timing... this evening through late tonight.

* Winds... winds will become northwest and increase to 30 to 40 mph
with gusts up to 60 mph.

* Impacts... high winds can blow down large trees... and damage
roofs... small outbuildings... and signs. 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 3:04 AM MDT on March 28, 2015

Expires 6:15 PM EDT on March 28, 2015


... Air pollution alert for dust for Rapid City west of The Gap in
effect from 6 PM this evening until 5 am Sunday morning.

Northwest winds will increase early this evening to 30 to 45 mph
with gusts to 60 mph. The winds will decrease early Sunday
morning. 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





304 am MDT Sat Mar 28 2015

... Air pollution alert for dust for Rapid City west of The Gap in
effect from 6 PM this evening until 5 am Sunday morning.

Northwest winds will increase early this evening to 30 to 45 mph
with gusts to 60 mph. The winds will decrease early Sunday
morning. 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



304 am MDT Sat Mar 28 2015

... Air pollution alert for dust for Rapid City west of The Gap in
effect from 6 PM this evening until 5 am Sunday morning.

Northwest winds will increase early this evening to 30 to 45 mph
with gusts to 60 mph. The winds will decrease early Sunday
morning. 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


Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 3:25 AM MDT on March 28, 2015

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on March 28, 2015


... Red flag warning remains in effect from noon today to 9 PM MDT
this evening for gusty winds... very low relative humidity
values... and a cold frontal passage for fire weather zones 259...
262... 263... 264... 297 and 298...

A red flag warning remains in effect from noon today to 9 PM MDT
this evening.

* Affected area... fire weather zone 259 southern Campbell... fire
weather zone 260 northern Black Hills... fire weather zone 261
northwestern South Dakota plains... fire weather zone 262
southern Black Hills... fire weather zone 263 southwestern
South Dakota... fire weather zone 264 badlands area... fire
weather zone 297 northern Campbell... fire weather zone 298
lower elevations of Crook and Weston counties and fire weather
zone 299 Wyoming Black Hills.

* Winds... west winds 20 to 30 mph this afternoon... becoming
northwest 30 to 40 mph with gusts near 60 mph late this
afternoon and evening.

* Timing... Saturday afternoon and evening.

* Relative humidity... as low as 15 percent.

* Temperatures... highs in the 70s to low 80s.

* Lightning... isolated thunderstorms are possible late this
afternoon into early evening.

* Impacts... wildfires can spread quickly.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now... or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds... low relative humidity... and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.




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Louisiana - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory
Maryland - Public Information Statement
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Michigan - Special Weather Statement
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Nevada - Record Report
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North Dakota - Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Fire Weather Warning
Oregon - Wind Advisory , Record Report
Rhode Island - Special Statement
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South Dakota - Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Fire Weather Watch , Fire Weather Warning , Air Quality Alert
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Utah - Record Report
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Washington - Wind Advisory , Record Report
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