After I posted a few vids on my stories about the shitty air quality here in Utah, I got quite a few DM’s asking about it - ▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️
We have pretty gross air (around the city) in general, but in the winter, it’s next-level. These posts explain what a winter inversion is - the warmer air near the ground, and cooler air at higher altitudes become inverted. The warm air above traps the cool air down in, making it impossible for the airflow needed to move pollutants around. They just collect in a murky cloud. ▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️
The mountains add to this problem - they create a giant basin that keeps the polluted muck-cloud stuck and stagnant in the valley (we call it the toilet bowl, the way it just collects all the crap). So no, it’s not just fog, it’s a chemical haze kind of soup that has been incubating in the atmosphere.
Usually, a good snow storm will push the crap out, and clear the air. Although most ppl I talk to are grateful we haven’t really had any snow yet (super abnormal), all that means is the air is really dangerous. Kids can’t even go out for recess. ▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️
If you live around the valley in Utah, or plan to visit during the winter -order yourself some smog masks!!! [you rich fucks in Park City and Suncrest are safe]