This is what January has looked liked in Utah County. Ugh. The temperatures have been below normal and the inversion has been particularly bad this year (aparently- since this is our first winter here we don’t know). I keep thinking I could be in Rexburg though where the temperatures have been as low as -20 degrees. So we traded crazy cold temperatures for the inversion. You can read an article about how bad our air has been here. It was reported that Provo had worse air quality than Hong Kong on one day. I am thinking about joining Utah Moms for Clean Air because something needs to be done.
Our kids haven’t spent much time outside because of the air quality and the cold. Even at school they have been kept in from recess because of the air quality on many days. I am thankful they don’t have asthma like many friends they have at school. Here was one January day Abby and her friend decided to play in the backyard. Kaitlyn tagged along while they played in the snow.
The air looks cleaner today and we are expecting storms and warmer temperatures to clean out the air. Here’s hoping for cleaner air in February.