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22 Apr 2014 Police Investigate Armed Robbery At Oakland Market
Police Investigate Armed Robbery At Oakland Market Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:55:37 +0000 http://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/copcarlightsday_thinkstockok.jpg?w=150Police are investigating after a market was held up this morning in Pittsburghs Oakland section.http://stats.wordpress.com/b.gif?host=pittsburgh.cbslocal.com&blog=15909642&post=387699&subd=cbspittsburgh&ref=&feed=1 More...
22 Apr 2014 Magical author: Garcia Marquez was the merchant of dreams
Some writers have built national reputations by faithfully chronicling the idiosyncrasies of their societies with all the diligence of a sociologist. Others, like Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who died last week at 87, transcend national boundaries by writing stories that those who dream vivid dreams will recognize. More...
21 Apr 2014 Man Arrested After South Side DUI Crashing Rampage
Man Arrested After South Side DUI Crashing Rampage Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:04:41 +0000 http://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/south_side_dui.jpg?w=150A drunk driver went on a crashing rampage through the South Side early Saturday morning and it was caught on tape.http://stats.wordpress.com/b.gif?host=pittsburgh.cbslocal.com&blog=15909642&post=387359&subd=cbspittsburgh&ref=&feed=1 More...
01 Mar 2014 Residents, Road Crews Making Final Preparations Ahead Of Storm
Residents, Road Crews Making Final Preparations Ahead Of Storm Sun, 02 Mar 2014 03:30:07 +0000 http://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/snow_shopper.jpg?w=150In Schenley Park on Saturday, it looked more like a spring day than the day before a giant snowstorm is supposed to hit....

Sniff, huh, wha...
  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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