Monday, 11 January 2010

We're Number One! We're Number One!


SALT LAKE CITY -- Northern Utah currently boasts the worst air in the nation, and it's not even close.

Sunday, Salt Lake City's air quality index was 142 compared to San Francisco's 67 and Las Vegas' 23.


How bad is an air quality index of 142? Spangler said the air is considered "deteriorating" when it has an index higher than 35.

A storm is predicted to hit the Wasatch Front Wednesday.

"If it's not very strong and it doesn't have much of a punch, then it might lessen a little bit -- but if we don't have a really good storm it will just continue to build," [DEQ Spokesperson] Spangler said.

Pardon me while I unpack the rebreather.

UPDATE: h/t to Kyland, who pointed me to this amazing little graphic. From AirNow:

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