Warm upper air traps smog over valley

An inversion has settled over Grand Junction, as shown in this view looking east from Colorado National Monument. The Bookcliffs and Grand Mesa are barely visible in the distance. At the monument’s Visitor Center at 10 a.m. Friday, the temperature was 27 degrees, and the temperature at the west entrance was 12 degrees.



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An inversion has settled over Grand Junction, as shown in this view looking east from Colorado National Monument. The Bookcliffs and Grand Mesa are barely visible in the distance. At the monument’s Visitor Center at 10 a.m. Friday, the temperature was 27 degrees, and the temperature at the west entrance was 12 degrees.

You may have been less than excited to see an old acquaintance sneak back into town this past week. A weather-related inversion much like its notorious cousin, a similarly unwanted guest that…




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