Another air quality alert in Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - You can expect another air quality alert west of the Gap in Rapid City Tuesday night, according to a release from the city.

The alert for dust has been issued, by the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources. It runs from 11 p.m. Tuesday through to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Rapid City's Air Quality Office recommends the elderly, young and anyone with respiratory problems avoid excessive physical exertion and exposure to the outside air during the alert.

The alert is because strong winds (25-25 mph with 50 mpg gusts) are expected to kick up the dust; creating poor air quality, especially in construction, industrial and agricultural areas.

Winds are expected to subside Wednesday night.

Hourly dust concentrations are available on the South Dakota Department of Energy and Natural Resources' web page.