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Today Pitt Hoping To Renew Football Series With Penn State
Pitt Hoping To Renew Football Series With Penn State Wed, 25 Apr 2018 22:31:00 +0000 https://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/browne.jpg?w=150University of Pittsburgh athletic director Heather Lyke doesn't want the 100th football game between the Panthers and Penn State to be the last. More...
Today Despair in the air: Air marshals program is in serious need of reform
Since 9/11, Americans have been led to believe that undercover U.S. air marshals sit inconspicuously among everyday passengers, ready to leap into action with guns drawn should terrorists once again target commercial airliners. Now, we?re told, not so much. More...
Yesterday Manaea?s No-Hitter Could Signal Breakout Season
Manaea?s No-Hitter Could Signal Breakout Season Wed, 25 Apr 2018 12:31:25 +0000 https://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/gettyimages-949792292.jpg?w=150While he may have only put his name on the map because of his no-hitter, Sean Manaea could be enjoying the start of a major breakout season. More...
22 Apr 2018 ?Week Of Will? Celebrates Shakespeare?s Birthday In Pittsburgh
?Week Of Will? Celebrates Shakespeare?s Birthday In Pittsburgh Mon, 23 Apr 2018 01:03:15 +0000 https://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/shakespeare-in-schenley-park.jpg?w=150Shakespeare lovers in Pittsburgh are celebrating the Bard's birthday this week with a "Week of Will." 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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