Hello to anyone who has wandered into the Utah thread from elsewhere (& made it to page 4!), here's a little pertinent geography/meteorology info: Salt Lake City sits in a big, beautiful bowl 35 x 25 miles or so with big mountains to the west and even bigger ones, with the ski resorts in them, to the east. Several other urban areas to the north & south are more or less similarly situated. During high atmospheric pressure periods, usually in the winter, the air mass over the basin stabilizes into an "inversion" with the cold air on the bottom & the warm air on top w no movement whatsoever, sometimes for weeks! Makes for nice ski days but REALLY BAD AIR in the valley where everybody lives.
It gets so thick that "snow" falls which is basically frozen smog. The media euphemism is "haze" (they still use that one in L.A. too.) point is, it's mostly the result of personal transportation. So we bought a LEAF. I am not anybody's idea of an early adopter, but now I feel like a pioneer. Regarding the photo a few posts back, I wanted to have a 'before' picture, the 'after', I figure, will need to be taken from a high vantage point, showing hundreds of vehicles stretching into the distance at the EV rendezvous we'll have there. It's a big park. You're all invited. ML & KJWL