Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Air Is Still Filthy

Don't be fooled by the light drizzle and fog.  The air is still filthy and nasty out there.  The 24-h average PM2.5 levels in Salt Lake City have climbed to near their highest point of this inversion event.  I remain perplexed as to why they were lower for the last couple of days and whether or not that was truly representative of the valley as a whole, but I think we can probably conclude that we are still above National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).

Source: Utah Division of Air Quality
There has been some drop in PM2.5 levels at North Provo (thankfully!).  However, they remain well above the NAAQS.

My cup runneth over this week.  I need a vacation, preferably involving either a warm beach or deep powder.  Anyone willing to sponsor such a trip should give me a call.

1 comment:

  1. Speaking of vacation...I was hoping to hit st george Saturday-Sunday for some inversion relief. Current forecasts don't look great down there but one meteorologist suggested this morning that the tropical moisture getting pumped up towards st george might slide to the east. Any thoughts on that?