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.