|Looking down at the University of Utah from the Avenues|
Twin Peaks, 27 Dec 2011
|Source: Utah Division of Air Quality|
As noted on the DAQ trend chart above, the real-time data they provide is not quality assured, and some of the spiking in the observations seems odd, but visually the transformation in the valley is simply incredible.
This is purely anecdotal, but it is my impression that the air quality situation in the valley has worsened the past couple of years. When inversions develop, the air quality seems to deteriorate more rapidly than it used to. The current event has occurred during a period when we don't even have snow on the ground!
It's a damn shame that the state that promotes itself as Life Elevated, can only show our ski and snowboard visitors who arrive or stay in Salt Lake PM2.5 Elevated.