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Old 05-14-2009, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Forney Texas
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What exactly is the haze that covers Dallas sometimes? I noticed it really bad yesterday when I could barely see dowtown when I was driving back from Arlington. Is it just dirt in the air? Is it pollution?
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Old 05-14-2009, 08:05 AM
 
Location: The Big D
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That has been mostly moisture. We have had a high humidity level and the low clouds it just makes it hazy. That does help hold down pollution but the winds have been strong enough to blow pollution out of the area.
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Old 05-14-2009, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Forney Texas
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I've lived in some VERY humid places like Florida and Puerto Rico and never saw it there.
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Old 05-14-2009, 08:18 AM
 
Location: The Big D
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I've lived in some VERY humid places like Florida and Puerto Rico and never saw it there.
It can be humid here and not have the haze. The difference in what your seeing now compared to those days is the low cloud cover that is heavy with moisture, hence the rain we are having. In the late afternoons with the sun hitting at the right level it can look VERY hazy in these conditions.
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Old 05-14-2009, 10:36 AM
 
Location: 78747
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It could be the "forest fires in Mexico" that everyone here keeps talking about down here.
I thought people were just making excuses this whole time, but apprently it's legit:

Cold front expected to push hazy weather south (http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/stories/local/05/10/0510airquality.html - broken link)
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Old 05-14-2009, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Dallas (Devonshire)
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It could be the "forest fires in Mexico" that everyone here keeps talking about down here.
I thought people were just making excuses this whole time, but apprently it's legit:

Cold front expected to push hazy weather south (http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/stories/local/05/10/0510airquality.html - broken link)
You must be fairly new here because this has been happening once every two or three years. A few years back the smoke was so bad that it actually pushed all the way to the Chicago area. Central America to Chicago. It's not that big of a planet.
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Old 05-14-2009, 12:26 PM
 
Location: 78747
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You must be fairly new here because this has been happening once every two or three years. A few years back the smoke was so bad that it actually pushed all the way to the Chicago area. Central America to Chicago. It's not that big of a planet.
I am new here. I've actually never been to Dallas.

I'm getting off topic, though. I'm sure it can narrowed down to the following: Smog, High-pressure system parked over N.Texas, Upper-level high floating in from Colorado, Sun Spots, Moon Beams, and/or pirates.

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Old 05-14-2009, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Mesquite, TX
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I am new here. I've actually never been to Dallas.

I'm getting off topic, though. I'm sure it can narrowed down to the following: Smog, High-pressure system parked over N.Texas, Upper-level high floating in from Colorado, Sun Spots, Moon Beams, and/or pirates.
we should hire ninjas to kill the pirates!!!

ARRRRGH!!!
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Old 05-14-2009, 01:08 PM
 
Location: 78747
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Dude, Ninjas don't yell "ARRGH", they don't yell anything, they just kill.
Besides, it's a fact that pirates fight global warming.
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Old 05-14-2009, 01:23 PM
 
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Due the the new smoking ordinance everyone is out puffing on the patios.
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