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Old 01-11-2010, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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Is it just me or is are the winter inversions REALLY bad this year? The air literally stinks, and in a bad way.

Ive lived here for around 15 years and it has never seemed this this bad before.
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Old 01-11-2010, 11:27 AM
 
Location: PA/FL/UT
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Last night on the news the showed the top 10 worse Air Quality cities in the US.

Utah had the top 6 slots, followed by Columbus, OH and NYC.

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Old 01-11-2010, 11:56 AM
 
Location: A Place With REAL People
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it has indeed been a worse than usual year. I lived here on and off since the late 70's, and even when Kennecott still had that nasty smoke stack before the EPA made them increase it's height and supply a "scrubber" for it, I don't recall it ever going on so darned long as it has this year. Sure hope this doesn't become the norm, or we'll get a reputation around the world we don't want believe me.
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Old 01-11-2010, 12:00 PM
 
Location: PA/FL/UT
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As a Utahn, I am embarrassed.

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Old 01-11-2010, 12:07 PM
 
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Yeah, been a bad year. Lots of high pressures and not a lot of storms. It's pretty depressing down in it. I work at the airport and it's godawful there. But here in Herriman it's not as bad. The other day, in Suncrest, they were above it. That's one plus for living up there. If anything, it gives me an excuse to get out snowshoeing or skiing.
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Old 01-11-2010, 01:14 PM
 
Location: east millcreek
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When I am home, I don't notice it as I live down on the creek and don't have a valley view. That being said, I went to Costco and it is pretty awful out there. It is my 2nd winter down here and i am kinda 2nd guessing my move-but the skiing is pretty awful to-sooo, I stopped and had my car washed in hopes that the snow goddess will punish me for having a clean car!
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Old 01-11-2010, 05:35 PM
 
Location: DEN-CO
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Typical January. If you notice also, the temp seems to be stuck around freezing everyday, while it's pushing 40 or over in the mountains. Thus a result of a very nasty temperature inversion. Most of January 2004 was just like it is now, which was followed by a large snowstorm right after Christmas 03.

Good luck on this one, it happens every year, and gets worse every year.
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Old 01-11-2010, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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I am finally following the advice and staying inside on red air days. My asthma has been MUCH better this year, so I guess "they" might know something after all.
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake, Utah
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It's never bothered me at all, but at the same time I'm not trying to go out and play in it. This year has definitely been worst than normal. But what can we do about it?
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Imaginary Figment
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The inversion is one of SLCs big downfalls imo, which is sad.
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