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Old 07-30-2008, 01:45 PM
 
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We're thinking about visiting Boise this coming Oct. and my daughter and husband has asthma so i'm wondering how's the air quality and also the weather that time of the year. I really appreciate the reply, thank you!
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Old 07-30-2008, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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Spring and Fall usually have nice clear days without smog. Summer can have smog created simply from the region's cars added with common summer fires and heat. Winters can often bring inversions that trap dirty air in the valley. It is often debated whether or not you could classify the valley's air as good or bad. Even legitimate sources tend to vary.
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Old 07-30-2008, 03:05 PM
 
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Spring and Fall usually have nice clear days without smog. Summer can have smog created simply from the region's cars added with common summer fires and heat. Winters can often bring inversions that trap dirty air in the valley. It is often debated whether or not you could classify the valley's air as good or bad. Even legitimate sources tend to vary.
Thank you so much for the reply! We live in the Valley and the air is really bad and visiting other place (City) make us thinking sometimes before going.
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Old 07-30-2008, 04:13 PM
 
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Yeah, smog in Boise still doesn't compare to LA. I assume you're referring to the SFV. So it'd still be an upgrade in that department.
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Old 07-31-2008, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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I hate to talk bad about Boise, as I grew up there and loved it; nonetheless, since I moved to Northern New Mexico, my asthma and allergies have improved substantially. Every time I return to visit old friends in Boise, I get sick with both upper and lower respiratory complications.

I'd have to say the air quality tends to be truly awful during the summer fires and winter inversions mentioned in boi2socal's post, and those seasons are also the ones I tend to visit. Nice coincidence is... October would be an ideal time and you should get the clearest air Boise has to offer (aside from Spring rains, which are somewhat negated by the higher pollen counts) during that period. I'm saying that from 18 years of living there, even as the whole "metro area" grew, so I'm pretty sure you've chosen a good time and your fam should have no serious problems.
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Old 07-31-2008, 05:11 PM
 
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I hate to talk bad about Boise, as I grew up there and loved it; nonetheless, since I moved to Northern New Mexico, my asthma and allergies have improved substantially. Every time I return to visit old friends in Boise, I get sick with both upper and lower respiratory complications.

I'd have to say the air quality tends to be truly awful during the summer fires and winter inversions mentioned in boi2socal's post, and those seasons are also the ones I tend to visit. Nice coincidence is... October would be an ideal time and you should get the clearest air Boise has to offer (aside from Spring rains, which are somewhat negated by the higher pollen counts) during that period. I'm saying that from 18 years of living there, even as the whole "metro area" grew, so I'm pretty sure you've chosen a good time and your fam should have no serious problems.
My husband and my daughter is my main concerned that's why I want to go in Oct. and I figure that's the best time. I have allergies but just one doze of benadryl and i'm ok but the asthma in my family is critical for me.
Thanks for the info.
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Old 07-31-2008, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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I agree allergies for me are much worse in Boise compared to California. Although I get eye allergies here more...perhaps the air quality.
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Old 08-01-2008, 02:22 PM
 
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Is Oct. worst for allergy? I have a terrible allergy to pollen and I'm looking at Boise, Idaho picture's, there are tons of trees. I hope it's not bad... Thanks!
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Old 08-01-2008, 02:33 PM
 
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Is Oct. worst for allergy? I have a terrible allergy to pollen and I'm looking at Boise, Idaho picture's, there are tons of trees. I hope it's not bad... Thanks!
I know that certain times of the year that pollen counts from pine trees can be high--we have vast forests at our back door--and it seems like Fall is the time for pine pollen. The trees along the river emit a very sweet tree odor that can play with your allergies too.
I would refer to KIVITV.COM | Boise, Idaho News, Weather, Sports, and More -Home - KIVI-TV Today's 6 - Idaho's News for pollen counts.
This is today's:

http://kivi.images.worldnow.com/images/incoming/web_allergy.jpg (broken link)
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Old 08-01-2008, 02:41 PM
 
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I know that certain times of the year that pollen counts from pine trees can be high--we have vast forests at our back door--and it seems like Fall is the time for pine pollen. The trees along the river emit a very sweet tree odor that can play with your allergies too.
I would refer to KIVITV.COM | Boise, Idaho News, Weather, Sports, and More -Home - KIVI-TV Today's 6 - Idaho's News for pollen counts.
This is today's:

http://kivi.images.worldnow.com/images/incoming/web_allergy.jpg (broken link)
I really appreciate this reply! I'm glad I ask for pollen allergy. i'm going to check the pollen update before we live in Oct. Thank you
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