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Yesterday Best Farmers? Markets In Pittsburgh
Best Farmers? Markets In Pittsburgh Wed, 20 Jun 2018 18:00:00 +0000 https://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/apples-market-square-farmers-market.jpg?w=150Support your local farmers and small businesses at these farmers' markets rated the best in the city. More...
Yesterday Officials Offer Fireworks Safety Tips Ahead Of July 4
Officials Offer Fireworks Safety Tips Ahead Of July 4 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 17:08:14 +0000 https://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/fireworks.jpg?w=150With commercial fireworks now legal in Pennsylvania, officials have issued warnings about using them on the Fourth of July. More...
Yesterday End the stalemate: Trump, Congress should cut a deal on immigration
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18 Jun 2018 Sources: Body Possibly Found Under Panther Hollow Bridge
Sources: Body Possibly Found Under Panther Hollow Bridge Mon, 18 Jun 2018 22:06:36 +0000 https://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/panther-hollow-bridge-body.jpg?w=150Police and other law enforcement officials have been called to the Panther Hollow Bridge in Schenley Park. More...

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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