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Today Busy Weekend Of Construction To Cause Traffic Headaches On The Parkway East
Busy Weekend Of Construction To Cause Traffic Headaches On The Parkway East Sat, 20 Oct 2018 03:21:10 +0000 https://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/parkway-east-traffic.jpg?w=150There?s another weekend of road closures and restrictions ahead as a construction project rolls on along the busy Parkway East. More...
16 Oct 2018 NFL Team Grades Week 6: Are The Jets An Offensive Powerhouse?
NFL Team Grades Week 6: Are The Jets An Offensive Powerhouse? Mon, 15 Oct 2018 17:31:55 +0000 https://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/sam-darnold-jets2.jpg?w=150The Jets have now had strong offensive showings in back-to-back weeks. How do teams around the NFL grade out in Week 6? More...
15 Oct 2018 Pancreatic Cancer Walk Takes Place In Schenley Park
Pancreatic Cancer Walk Takes Place In Schenley Park Sat, 13 Oct 2018 19:26:36 +0000 https://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/pancreatic-cancer-walk.jpg?w=150Thousands walked to end pancreatic cancer at PurpleStride Pittsburgh on Saturday on Overlook Drive in Schenley Park. More...
18 Jul 2018 Two steps back: North Korea talks show the slog of diplomacy
President Donald Trump took the great leap forward with North Korea?s Kim Jong Un. They had a big, flashy, historic summit meeting in Singapore last month. 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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