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Old 01-08-2010, 05:41 PM
 
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Default Logan: Any surrounding areas above the inversion layer?

Hi,

I was just reading another thread about the inversion layer in SLC. Are there any suburbs or small towns real close to Logan that are above the inversion layer?

Thanks!
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Old 01-10-2010, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Logan, Utah
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Logan is right along the eastern portion of the valley up by the mountains, as are most the cities in Cache Valley. I'd speculate the homes highest up on the bench could possibly be above the inversion. This could include Providence, Logan, North Logan, Hyde Park, and Smithfield.
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Old 01-10-2010, 10:38 PM
 
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Logan itself is listed today as one of the top 5 worst air cities in the USA - all 5 in UT today. Not sure of the layout of the city, but to be safe, I'd go outside the city limits and UP.
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Old 01-10-2010, 10:44 PM
 
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Part of the city limits are as high up as you can get though, which is along the benches. You could also try looking into a town called Mendon which is directly west of Logan near the western 'Wellsville' Mountains. It's pretty rural though, but not too far away. It has a good view of Logan. And maybe look at the city of Wellsville itself.
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Old 01-11-2010, 02:13 PM
 
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Thanks, everyone!
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Old 01-13-2010, 02:46 PM
 
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Found this great PDF about the Cache Valley inversion layer from utah.gov. It includes a graphic showing the air quality by elevation on page 13 (good day) and page 15 (bad day).

http://bit.ly/4CZbdt
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Old 01-14-2010, 12:55 AM
 
Location: Logan, Utah
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On a bad day you have to be pretty high up there
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:59 PM
 
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Thanks for the PDF on the inversion study. So in plain english are there areas of Cache Valley that would be better than others in terms of air quality? N, S, E, W? Higher/Lower?
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Old 01-14-2010, 11:01 PM
 
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Hi Lisabet, I hear you about "plain English." But if you ignore all the techie speak and go right to page 15, there is a map that shows you in color the areas that are impacted. The bright red areas are the worst, and the higher up you go, the better the air quality becomes. Let's see if I can insert the picture of "bad air" days here.
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Old 01-14-2010, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Logan, Utah
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With that in mind, Hyrum could be a good fit. Only 5-10 minutes to Logan. About 7500 people, and also a pretty cool state park / lake area (Hyrum Lake). The downside is it's a bit country / rural I suppose, and certain parts have a 'crappy' smell There's a beef production plant around the area.
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