Weather Why: Firework Smoke & Temperature Inversions

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Iowan’s woke up to the worst air quality in the country early on Sunday morning. A combination of 4th of July fireworks and an stagnant weather set up led to the dangerous conditions and difficult breathing conditions for those sensitive to pollutants. It was so bad, even typically healthy people could feel the effects of the bad air if running or doing other vigorous activities outside. Here is why the air stayed so smokey through morning.

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