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Old 03-07-2007, 08:31 AM
Location: Michissippi
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Having always lived in the Midwest and Southeast, I had never before heard of this inversion phenomenon until I read about it here, today.

How big of a deal is it and what is SLC's overall air quality like? My wife has asthema and neither of us want to breathe smog. However, at the same time, SLC is on my short list of relocation targets, though I've only just begun my research.

Is this also an issue in Boise, Idaho? Boise is on my list of targets (but not the short list, yet).
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Old 03-07-2007, 09:06 AM
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
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Inversion is mainly a problem in the winter, where cold air gets trapped in the valley along with the smog. One storm or a strong wind dilodges it, but it can be quite yucky for a while. If you lived in Suncrest or Park City you wouldn't have to deal with it.
Here's an example pic:
http://saltlakecity.about.com/library/weekly/04art/inversion/blontheedge.htm (broken link)
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Old 03-07-2007, 09:07 AM
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I saw the same thread yesterday which prompted me to look into it and I found a link that explains inversions in SLC.
http://saltlakecity.about.com/cs/weather/a/inversion.htm (broken link)

and here is a USA Today article that describes an instance of an inversion that occurred in Jan.

Are inversions mostly in Jan. and Feb?
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Old 03-07-2007, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by TNRunner View Post

Are inversions mostly in Jan. and Feb?
Probably Dec-Feb. But fortunately not a continuous event.
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