January in Utah is generally the same. We have several weeks of "inversion" where the cold air, along with the yuck is trapped in the valley. This picture is taken from the mountains, compliments of Chris' latest hiking adventure. He hiked Grandeur Peak on Friday and was able to get up above it all.
It's funny to me that the weathermen in Utah don't like to call this what it is. They use words like HAZE or even FOG. Of course this is not human-caused, it's nothing we can control...we just have to wait for the next system to come and blow it on through. Right.
Come on people, THIS is good old fashioned SMOG.