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Old 07-22-2014, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Little Rock, AR
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If you were to pick a place in the area that you could live to avoid , or at least lessen,the effect of the air quality when there is inversion OR burning issues, where would it be?? What part of the Boise area?/ IN the mountains? etc?
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Old 07-22-2014, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Tigard, Oregon
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If you were to pick a place in the area that you could live to avoid , or at least lessen,the effect of the air quality when there is inversion OR burning issues, where would it be?? What part of the Boise area?/ IN the mountains? etc?
Inversion = Is air pollution caused by the foothills trapping the air movement and air quality suffers until the next storm or front. The further you get away from the foothills, the less it becomes a problem. (Notice I said "less".) I believe it's not accurate to say you could live in Boise/Meridian and avoid the inversion. I'm not sure how broad your idea of the Boise "area" is.

Smoke = In the Treasure Valley Boise area it can be from Idaho fires, but also comes from Eastern Washington, the Southwest states, Alaska, Canada and recently from the NW Territories. With many variables, it "can" impact airquality over any part of the state. //www.city-data.com/forum/idaho...und-cda-2.html

NOW, all said this sounds bad, most of the time it's not. It does impact some people more than others and it can linger for a week or more. It's just REALLY noticeable when it's not so good and people talk about it...A LOT! Me, meh, like the weather, it is what it is!

This is just my 2 cents!

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Old 07-22-2014, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Boise, ID
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The inversions settle in the valley. So the only way to get away is to live way up the mountain. If you live high enough (not the foothills, I'm talking about way up in the mountains, where very few actually live), you'll have clean winter air. However, living in the mountains puts you in prime wildfire country. I don't think you can escape both.

I do think the air tends to be slightly cleaner in Ada county than Canyon county, but that is just my opinion, not based on any actual facts.
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Old 07-23-2014, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Menifee ca
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How about living in Star. would that be better. for the inversions, we have a lot of inversion in the Inland Empire. Calif. it awful sometime. the sky looks brown, and it kind of smells. LA is worst. so I think I can live with inversions in Boise.:]
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:27 PM
 
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By "refugees", do you mean the hordes of illegal aliens from south of the border?

I've seen what they've done to the area I live in and I don't want them anywhere near my next home!!! I'm reminded of a line from the 1988 movie "Betrayed", in which the ring leader's mother says "The bad pushes-out the good"...
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Old 07-23-2014, 10:00 PM
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Location: Pagosa Springs, CO/North Port,FL
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My family is from Boise originally-inversions in the winter can get really bad. My Grandmother had asthma, and would be house bound for weeks at a time during the Winter,

I think things have gotten better however, wood stove/fire place bans during inversions have really helped. Still Boise is not famous for good air quality.
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Old 07-23-2014, 10:39 PM
 
Location: The City of Trees
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By "refugees", do you mean the hordes of illegal aliens from south of the border?

I've seen what they've done to the area I live in and I don't want them anywhere near my next home!!! I'm reminded of a line from the 1988 movie "Betrayed", in which the ring leader's mother says "The bad pushes-out the good"...

Nope. They are from the other side of the world. Google and you will find a lot of information online. If Path2Here feels like refugees being placed in Boise is a Con then I hope Path2Here considers taking his or her bigoted views elsewhere. I have a hard time taking anything path stated as cons seriously after reading that comment.
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