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Old 08-07-2007, 05:35 PM
 
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Look at this, and I noticed it today. The air today reminded me of New York. I have never seen the sky like this in South Florida. Turns out it wasn't just me.

weather.com - Air Quality State Reports

We are usually "Green", have had a "yellow" day here or there due to fires, and have had about 3 or 4 of these "orange" days since they started recording, those due to fires. Today, the air just sucked. Is this the start of a new trend? I have never seen it get like this down here.
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Old 08-07-2007, 05:39 PM
 
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Look at this, and I noticed it today. The air today reminded me of New York. I have never seen the sky like this in South Florida. Turns out it wasn't just me.

weather.com - Air Quality State Reports

We are usually "Green", have had a "yellow" day here or there due to fires, and have had about 3 or 4 of these "orange" days since they started recording, those due to fires. Today, the air just sucked. Is this the start of a new trend? I have never seen it get like this down here.
I think that is something that is deceptive in south Florida The air quality is quite bad.
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It is some of the worst in parts. Right up there with places we think of as being very bad.

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Now lets conpare that to a town in north Florida

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Old 08-07-2007, 05:40 PM
 
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Your really using bestplaces as a source? Their data is notoriously inaccurate in every category for every city. The EPA states Florida air otherwise. We were only one of 3 states east of the Mississippi to meet all EPA standards. I don't even know where Sperling gets their data. Basically, the smaller the town is, the lower their "crime" index is, and they don't bother to tell you exactly what year they are basing that data on. Thats besides the point, you live here every day, when was the last time you saw a hazy day like this? Even with this haze, we are only "unhealthy for sensitive groups" and have never had an EPA action day.
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Old 08-07-2007, 05:48 PM
 
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When we were out today, the sky looked hazy. I think the heat that we're currently experiencing is having something to do with it.
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Old 08-07-2007, 05:50 PM
 
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Your really using bestplaces as a source? Their data is notoriously inaccurate in every category for every city. The EPA states Florida air otherwise. We were only one of 3 states east of the Mississippi to meet all EPA standards. I don't even know where Sperling gets their data. Basically, the smaller the town is, the lower their "crime" index is, and they don't bother to tell you exactly what year they are basing that data on. Thats besides the point, you live here every day, when was the last time you saw a hazy day like this? Even with this haze, we are only "unhealthy for sensitive groups" and have never had an EPA action day.
What is the best place to look without doing the research on your own? They are quoted a lot so I always look at them. It looks pretty bad most everyday. I will be driving east on 595 and look to the downtown and some days you can hardly see the buildings from a distance.
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Old 08-07-2007, 05:51 PM
 
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What is the best place to look without doing the research on your own? They are quoted a lot so I always look at them. It looks pretty bad most everyday. I will be driving east on 595 and look to the downtown and some days you can hardly see the buildings from a distance.
I can see downtown Fort Lauderdale like it's right there from the Hiatus Rd. interchange on 595 unless its raining that way...Sperling is quoted a lot because it's a supremely convenient way to get "data". I think you have bias issues. From the ramp from the Sawgrass onto 595, I can usually see Miami.

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Why would it even be polluted here in theory? Usually the breeze blows the particles from the Port Everglades power plant and cars far away,and we have no heavy industry. Today was abnormally dry and still and it has been for the past few days, so the pollutants tend to settle. Have you ever seen the EPA hand out masks to the elderly down here? No. I have in virtually every other city. What I'm worried about is that this settled air thing is going to become "normal"...
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