Inversions occur during winter months when normal conditions (cool air above, warm air below) are inverted. Inversions trap a dense layer of cold air under a layer of warm air. They act much like a lid, trapping pollutants within the cold air near the valley floor. The Wasatch Front valleys and their surrounding mountains act much like a pot, holding the air in the valleys. The longer the inversion lasts, the stronger the pollutants concentrate within it. Visibility often deteriorates well in advance of harmful concentrations of pollutants.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
so thick I can taste it...
See that lovely red spot of unhealthy air the only one in the United States...
Well I just so happen to live there... The Air is horrific here!!!
It is so thick you can taste it and it's nasty!
The twins are not happy...
Here is why our air is SH!T~
To read more on the Utah inversions click here
To check out the air quality where you live click here
As for now I am on house arrest and praying for snow!! I wish I could blink my eyes and be on the beach in Maui!