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Yesterday Road Crews Out Again As Another Round Of Snow Blankets Area
Road Crews Out Again As Another Round Of Snow Blankets Area Tue, 16 Jan 2018 04:39:21 +0000 https://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/snow-plow-truck.jpg?w=150Another round of winter weather is bringing snow and frigid cold to the area, and it could cause some problems for the morning commute. More...
Yesterday The people?s business: Congress must put aside ideology this week
Americans are told that members of Congress are especially sensitive to voters? views this year, with elections in November. It underlines the importance of their actions as a federal government shutdown looms at the weekend and important issues remain unresolved. More...
15 Jan 2018 Protesters Continue Pizza Milano Boycott After Alleged Assault
Protesters Continue Pizza Milano Boycott After Alleged Assault Mon, 15 Jan 2018 22:41:15 +0000 https://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/pizza-milano-protest1.jpg?w=150After the manager of an Uptown pizza shop was caught on camera allegedly assaulting a customer Friday night, other customers have vowed to boycott the place. More...
25 Dec 2017 Crews Work To Make Sure Roads Are Safe After Snowfall
Crews Work To Make Sure Roads Are Safe After Snowfall Mon, 25 Dec 2017 22:32:55 +0000 https://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/department-of-public-works.jpg?w=150Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Those wishing for a white Christmas in Pittsburgh, got their wish, as snow began falling overnight. The white blanket covered homes and lawn and roads, which...

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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