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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:23 PM

13. There are similar inversions in the Valley of the Sun

Here in Phoenix in the winter months, we have a growing brown cloud again as well. Like Salt Lake City, we are in a valley. We get inversions that trap whatever particulates are emitted. When it is cold, Phoenicians burn their fireplaces. Add high dust particles because we are in severe drought conditions, and thus far in the last two months, we have had several HPA days according to EPA standards. We also had quite a few HPA days due to dust storms the last two summers the likes of which I rarely saw here over the 20+ years of residence.

My girlfriend and I both have asthma as well as I have other medical conditions. I follow the daily conditions on www.airnow.gov. You can locate the current air quality conditions by state and zip code for the entire US.

Phoenix has not gotten this bad, and I have cringed every time I log in and see that big red spot over Salt Lake City. I know that if current climate change conditions prevail that Phoenix will end up like this.

It is truly atrocious and frightening.

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