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Today Extreme Cold Has City Opening Up Warming Centers
Extreme Cold Has City Opening Up Warming Centers Fri, 12 Feb 2016 07:20:10 +0000 https://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/cold-people.jpg?w=150Due to the extreme cold, the city of Pittsburgh has announced warming centers that will be up and running.http://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=pittsburgh.cbslocal.com&blog=15909642&post=512725&subd=cbspittsburgh&ref=&feed=1 More...
Today Therapy Dog Delivers Valentines To Patients In Monroeville
Therapy Dog Delivers Valentines To Patients In Monroeville Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:17:44 +0000 https://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/monty-therapy-dog.jpg?w=150A therapy dog named Monty is a frequent visitor at a Monroeville hospital, and with Valentine’s Day approaching, he is making some special...
09 Feb 2016 A necessary do-over: The DA is right to refile charges against an officer
District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr.’s decision to refile charges against a policeman who was caught on a surveillance video punching a drunk fan at Heinz Field last year is a welcome development in a disturbing case. More...
28 Jan 2016 Homestead Reaping Benefits Of State’s Efforts To Improve Recreation
Homestead Reaping Benefits Of State’s Efforts To Improve Recreation Thu, 28 Jan 2016 21:46:36 +0000 https://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/homestead-recreation.jpg?w=150Pennsylvania is pumping millions of dollars into efforts to improve recreation across the...

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  What is that smell?
Picture a warm day followed by a cool night. As dusk passes into night, a smell encroaches. It is a not a smell of honeysuckle or sweetness. It is a noxious smell, a mixture of exhaust and chemicals, caused by a weather phenomenon called inversion.

As explained by Mrs. Graham, Section Head of Air Quality Planning at the Allegheny County Health Department, an inversion occurs when the ground temperature is cooler than the air above, causing pollution to be trapped near the ground and your nose.

Normally air temperature gets cooler as altitude increases, allowing pollution to rise and float away. However, if the air temperature is cooler near the ground than it is at a higher altitude, even by a couple of degrees, a bad smell can occur.
  Notice a bad smell?
Call the Allegheny County Foul Odor Hotline at 412-687-ACHD (2243) to report the smell or visit GASP to learn more about air quality issues.

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