Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Red Burn Day

Cache Valley residents-- please be advised today is a Red Burn Day. If you don't want the EPA breathing down our necks, then please cut down your driving today and on all other Red Burn Days.

For those who don't live in Cache Valley and don't know what I'm talking about, we are having a weather inversion where the cold air gets trapped under a layer of warm air, and cannot leave the valley. Because the air can't circulate, it gets really polluted really quickly, and the EPA has threatened to crack down on our air quality if we don't get cracking on it ourselves. We'll find ourselves under strict emissions controls, even though we have the best air in Utah for 355 days a year and we can't help the weather.

As for me and my house, we are taking the bus today.

UPDATE: if you'd like to know more about weather inversions, here's the Wikipedia article, and here's a nice short one in English with a picture.