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Old 09-29-2009, 03:18 PM
Location: Portland, TX. (next to Corpus Christi)
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Originally Posted by AQHA View Post
Thanks for answering the question friend from Texas, but I live here and I see the smog in various seasons. Everyone knows about inversion, this is something different.
I lived in Helena for over 20 years, so I do know something about the smog/air inversion situation in Helena, particuarly in the winter. In the Summer of '88, with all the fires around Helena, Helena had dense, and I mean DENSE smoke for nearly 3 weeks.

Trust me, I know what I am talking about, "friend".

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Old 09-29-2009, 04:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Stephan_K View Post
We get that "haze" all the time here in the west valley. I was told it is pollution... from what I have no idea but you can't deny the haze is here ! Most prevalent during the morning and evening sun.
Yes I think that "haze" is what I have noticed, but the last few years it seems to have gotten worse, and you're right about it being worse in the morning and evening... very strange.

Originally Posted by Reziac View Post
Natural dust (particulates) is now considered "pollution". Natural dust plus fog off the river equals smog if you're only counting particulates.
This explanation may be correct... I've wondered if it had to do with the large water bodies in the valley. Often times one can't even see across the valley.

I'm sure this poor summer air is not good for the lungs, but probably not as bad as the winter inversion (not that winter inversion has anything to do with this discussion).
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